How to Implement an XMLRPC Server in Python?
Diez B. Roggisch
deets at nospam.web.de
Wed Oct 29 21:11:43 CET 2008
Guilherme Polo schrieb:
> On 10/29/08, Zix <saviourms at yahoo.co.in> wrote:
>> I am a newbie to python and trying to get a hang of some of its
>> advanced features through an application I am building. Basically, I'd
>> like to build a weather forecasting web service. The clients should be
>> able to query the service with a location and date and get back the
>> weather forecast.
>> After reading a lot on the topic I've settled on the following:
>> * not using any python frameworks (Django, pylons etc)
>> * exposing the service through an XMLRPC API using Python 2.4.3
>> (that's the python version on CentOS 5.2)
> Why did you decide to "expose" a web service through xmlrpc instead of
> actually exposing it by using a restful web service ?
> The links pointed by the previous email should help you, but well, I'm
> still surprised on this decision specially because you said you read a
> lot about this topic.
What is wrong with XMLRPC? I've implemented both kind of systems, and
while REST has it's strengths in a HTML-centric environment, a real RCP
mechanism with built-in type marshalling known to both sides of the
communication is for pure interoperability better.
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