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From Tino Wildenhain <>
Subject Re: Sending data in an XML format using a string type
Date Fri, 09 Dec 2005 11:01:24 GMT
VILAND Guillaume RD-BIZZ-SOP schrieb:
> I'm not sure to understand why sending XML string in payload is silly ? Could you explain
> If you consider XML-RPC as a "transport for RPC" protocol, it sounds very sensible.
> Regards 

Yes, but the idea is to transport structures, not bulk data.
The structure is what makes XML in XMLRPC usefull. You eyeball
it and you immediately see the data. You load it into
your application and immediately have your objects with
attributes to work with. Now, when all you transport is a
big string with XML, you are basically double en- and
decoding. Sorry but for me this sounds silly :-)

Its like that russian pupet "matrjoschka"
where this a nice child game to open puppet
after puppet to still find another, smaller one
in it :-)

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