[XML-SIG] WSDL library ?

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 07:56:37 -0800

Daniel Veillard wrote:
>   Fits the 80%/20% rule perfectly. 

Even so, XML-RPC really is a hack. It doesn't support Unicode, has a
silly definition of float, is needlessly bloated (to the point of
obfuscation) , has no way of inlining XML elements etc. You could have
something just as easy to use that wasn't a hack. e.g.

Here's one I prefer:


> ... Less than 5 pages and easy to implement
> reliably. For the people in that 80% pool it's simply the best solution.
> The only problem is being able to cache calls without side-effects, but
> it's a scaling issue, and that minimal addition could probably be
> standardized on top the core (like HTTP/1.1 vs HTTP/1.0 initial goal).

If you want to scale I'd say you shouldn't use RPC...that's another
emerging concensus... Here's my contribution to it:


 Paul Prescod