XML-RPC and http

Mark Baker mbaker@markbaker.ca
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 14:54:46 -0400 (EDT)

In case Aaron doesn't get to this, here's my 2c.

> This is where I got with Mark as well in private mail, at which point
> I wonder what your objection to XML-RPC is again? (Mark's is that he
> hates RPC in any form.)

At least I got that message across. 8-)

> If it is acceptable to use POST whether or not there is a side effect,
> than it seems to me XML-RPC is perfectly well within the context of
> http methods, nu?

Because if you know a priori whether or not there is a side effect,
you can do lots of good stuff with that knowledge;

- firewalls can implement a security policy
- caches can cache
.. and other proxy stuff