RE: Application "core protocol" BOF/WG idea

Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Thu, 28 Jan 1999 17:33:19 -0500

> HTTP-NG has just been OSId by XML-RPC IMHO. Sometime last week. There
> are XML-RPC bindings for Perl, Python, Userland Frontier, and Java, and
> a significant application (the Sports Illustrated Goodwill Games web
> site) has already been deployed built on XML-RPC, something like four
> months ago.

I'm not sure about that. XML-RPC and TCP/IP aren't exactly a comfy pair.
XML add a significant overhead over a binary protocol for small messages,
even in compressed form...