Sherry Listgarten
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 13:44:09 -0700

Speaking of web services...

I'm still at the beginning of trying to understand this stuff (novice
alert!), and I'm curious as to why I've seen little mention of the
performance of the web services framework. (By which I mean mainly the
xml/soap-or-xmlrpc/wsdl/uddi stack.) I can imagine three reasons:

1. I haven't read enough -- lots of people care and are addressing it
2. The services are *so* coarse-grained that overhead is minimal
3. Performance is not as important as widespread participation -- simple
trumps fast


-- Sherry.