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Friday, April 19, 2002


Sam Ruby is waiting for the light-bulb to go off. I think it's like this: SOAP is about XML, and XML-RPC is about scripting. When I want to call a function on my PHP server with a Javascript client, I don't want to be bothered with XML. I want the arguments to be native data structures, and the same goes for the return values. Both serverside and clientside. But when you're in a situation where you're already using XML and schemas etc., then SOAP is more powerful. Apis like Google's are used in both cases, so supporting both SOAP and XML-RPC would have been my choice.

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