Re: [Winer] Sun & SOAP: Yes or no?

Date view Thread view Subject view Author view

From: Anne Thomas Manes (
Date: Thu May 18 2000 - 23:29:14 PDT

Certainly there's reason to use an XML/HTTP system like SOAP across the
Internet, but it doesn't make sense to use SOAP in place of COM, CORBA, or
RMI when you're working within the firewall.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <>
To: <>
Cc: <>; <>
Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2000 10:49 PM
Subject: RE: [Winer] Sun & SOAP: Yes or no?

> > XML takes a lot of bandwidth and parsing, why use this
> > instead of a simple binary protocol like IIOP or JRMP
> > that has been designed for object invocation?
> Good question. From my experience, a finely tuned parser for
> XML messages like SOAP messages, or S-expressions can be
> very fast, and parsing isn't the overhead. The bandwidth
> side is very much a problem, and there isn't too much
> you can do about it.
> Of course, the greater the number of hops, the worse it
> gets, especially when you have lot's of packet loss.

Date view Thread view Subject view Author view

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Fri May 19 2000 - 00:07:14 PDT