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From Kristian Rink <krist...@zimmer428.net>
Subject Re: Why use SOAP in Java
Date Wed, 09 Apr 2008 14:26:04 GMT
Am Wed, 9 Apr 2008 07:21:29 -0700 (PDT)
schrieb Sam Wun <samwun2@yahoo.com>:

> I am wondering why use SOAP with Java?
> Since SOAP is based on RPC, I think the best question may be asked,
> why use RPC for client-server application?

Well... let's put it another way: Why not use SOAP and/or RPC for
client-server applications? Isn't RMI per definition also sort of RPC
if you keep it "straight" Java? Good thing about doing RPC in a
SOAP-like way is that you virtually can create a client-server system
without requiring any of the both parts to be implemented in Java, as
it is easy to, say, call server-sided Java "procedures" from a system
implemented in Python, .NET, Perl or whatever could come to your mind...

Cheers,
Kristian

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