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From Eric VERGNAUD <>
Subject Re: soap for inter-process communication
Date Thu, 18 May 2006 23:31:44 GMT
I think you may find what you need in RMI which was designed  
precisely for this task.


Le 4 avr. 06 à 23:26, Chris Rocker a écrit :

> Hello,
> I'm considering using SOAP / HTTP for inter-process communication.  
> The reason is that the related processes could be located either on  
> the same computer, or on separate hosts depending on the situation.  
> In my experience, processing SOAP messages requires a separate  
> server, which seems like overkill for IPC. However, using SOAP/HTTP  
> (instead XML and plain sockets) seems to provide some  
> standardization benefits, although I'm not completely clear on how.  
> I guess because the applications will all have been configured to  
> interact with a SOAP server.
> In my experience, using SOAP has required a separate application  
> server. I'd like to build this logic (eg., process the the HTTP,  
> parse the soap envelope) as a separate component of our application  
> instead of using an app server with all the footprint, setup and  
> overhead considerations.
> I'd be grateful for some guidance in this area.
> Cheers,
> Chris
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