lxml/ElementTree and .tail

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Sun Nov 19 15:32:13 CET 2006

> You'll be surprised at how many XMLers agree that Web services are a
> pretty inept reinvention of CORBA.  I was pretty much slain by this
> take:
> http://wanderingbarque.com/nonintersecting/2006/11/15/the-s-stands-for-simple

Thanks for that! Sums up nicely my experiences, and gave me a good chuckle!

While I liked the idea of AXIS reflecting my java code in the first 
place (as long as interoperability only meant "I can test my own code"), 
it sucked soooo hard when trying to make it work with anything else 
(including python of course).

And I don't know why I've complained about this style of inverse 
interface generation on so many other occasions (e.g. COM interfaces in 
VStudio, JBuilder GUI design and so on), but could never quite put the 
finger on what disturbed me on SOAP.

Probably because looking at a WSDL it immediately made me shrink away 
from that mess and hope that there must be _some_ merciful deity that 
will produce that crap for me, so that I never asked myself  the right 


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