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From Peter Donald <pe...@apache.org>
Subject Re: XMLRPC block
Date Wed, 19 Dec 2001 12:02:00 GMT
On Wed, 19 Dec 2001 20:27, Paul Hammant wrote:
> What would people think of a Phoenix service/block that used XMLRPC from
> our sister site?
>
>    http://xml.apache.org/xmlrpc/
>
> We could have a factory that publishes a service or interface over HTTP
> and a binding on the client side that turns the same interface calls
> into RPC calls.  The example code seems quite cumbersome, but I have a
> feeling that if the interface only uses standard class types, we could
> have hide the XMLRPC implementation behind java interfaces and use
> reflection at runtime on both sides to build the method lists.  XMLRPC
> also forces two exception to be handled on the client side
> (XmlRpcException and IOException), but I think they could be rethrown as
> a custom derivative of RuntimeException (like Glue does).  The
> difference with this is that we can place the XMLRPC jars in CVS (they
> are Apache jars).
>
> Perhaps an important factor is need.  Do we really need this if we are
> going to have native RMI solution along the same lines.  At least for
> the Soapification service there is the realistic possibility of non-java
> clients.
>
> Opinions?

go for it. The native version is not going to be avaialable for a bit.

-- 
Cheers,

Pete

When a stupid man is doing something he's ashamed of, he always 
declares that it is his duty.
					 George Bernard Shaw 


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