[XML-SIG] Python and WDDX

Andrew M. Kuchling akuchlin@cnri.reston.va.us
Thu, 1 Oct 1998 10:04:36 -0400 (EDT)

Jeremy Allaire writes:
>For general background information:
>            http://www.allaire.com/developer/wddx/

	Note that the links for the chapter on WDDX and the link for
the DTD are broken.  The DTD can be found at 
http://www.codebits.com/wddx/wddx_0090.dtd.txt .


	We need to come to some decision about a course of action
here.  There are a bunch of proposals for this sort of data -> XML
marshalling; WWDX, Lotos, and related things like XML-RPC.  I'm not
aware that any of these proposals are on the path toward becoming an
RFC, or even a W3C recommendation.  (Incidentally, the status of the
DOM PR should be announced today.)  So, there's no clear best
candidate for implementation.

	Question: Should some such protocol be part of the basic
package?  If so, which one(s)?  All of them? 

	My answers to the above questions are "yes", "I have no idea",
and "Maybe."

A.M. Kuchling			http://starship.skyport.net/crew/amk/
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and deep, even though there's something dark to it.
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