From: Jochen Wiedmann [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 2:17 PM
Subject: RfC: The Apache XML-RPC streaming branch
here's now my proposal for Apache XML-RPC 3, called the streaming
branch. It is an almost complete rewrite and not source compatible.
(Almost definitely the most important aspect to discuss.)
This announcement is a request for comments, flames (hopefully not
too much or too heavy :-), and any other type of discussions.
The new features are:
- Build system based on Maven 2
- Uses a standard JAXP 1.1 compliant SAX 2 parser (typically the one,
that comes with your JRE).
- Assumes Java 1.2. In other words, it supports collections.
- Several so-called vendor extensions. Vendor extensions are clearly
separated from the default mode, which is still compliant to the
XML-RPC specification. For example, to enable request compression,
you have to enable the properties "enabledForExtensions" (activate
vendor extensions in general) and "gzipCompressing".
Available vendor extensions include:
- Streaming mode (doesn't set the content-length header); the
streaming mode has an extremely low memory profile. This includes
a streaming base64 encoder.
- Request and response compression (this features have always been
available in version2, but haven't been clearly expressed as
- Additional data types: Null, long, float, byte, short, DOM
fragments, java.io.Serializable, JAXB objects
The streaming branches web site is available from
The maven 2 compliant distribution directory is