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Subject Re: Can V in MVC be Swing in Struts?
Date Thu, 17 Oct 2002 14:13:33 GMT

If you decline to use SOAP protocol and want to build an interface that
returns XML over HTTP, I'd recommend looking XML-RPC protocol - it's
simpler and actually pretty easy to use. The O'Reilly XML-RPC book gives
you step by step instructions on how to do it and even points you to Java
libraries that can save you a bunch of time.

The value here is that there are Java libraries available for you to use to
manage all the communications from the client. You wouldn't have to write
any low-level communications stuff, you could just use the packages already
available - plus there are VB, Perl, Python, etc packages available for
XML-RPC clients as well so it would make your service much more reusable.

"Vilya Harvey" <> on 10/17/2002 05:13:33 AM

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Subject:    Re: Can V in MVC be Swing in Struts?

You're right, it will work. In a previous job, I worked on a project which
had a Visual Basic (!) client talking to some EJBs via servlets which
returned XML responses. That project wasn't using JSP, simply because
servlets were more convenient in that case, but there's no reason why it
couldn't have. We found a lot of benefits from this approach.

The downside was that a fair amount of time was spent defining the exact
protocol between the client and the servlets. Of course, this was before
SOAP... If you haven't already, it may be worth your while to take a look

Hope that helps,
Vilya Harvey, Consultant                 / digital steps /
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Xue-Feng Yang" <>
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Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2002 5:19 AM
Subject: RE: Can V in MVC be Swing in Struts?

> JSP is interpreted into a servlet in a servlet
> container such as Tomcat. So JSP should work on this.
> Servlet is not only designed for HTML browser, so is
> JSP.
> I will try it and believe this should work!

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