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Date: 2007-07-07 (14:06)
From: Jon Harrop <jon@f...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] RPCs, XML, Schemas, WSDL and SOAP
On Saturday 07 July 2007 14:51:34 Oliver Bandel wrote:
> Hello Jon,
> Zitat von Jon Harrop <>:
> > So I'm just looking into making remote procedure calls across the
> > internet using OCaml. It seems that the people who invented these
> > protocols have made a right pigs ear of it (again). :-)
> What does it mean, to make a right pigs ear?

It means they did a very bad job. Richard Jones cited some fun articles 
describing the problems, at the bottom of this page:

If I had the choice I would certainly choose something more robust like 
XML-RPC but, for some unknown reason, the world seems to have ditched all of 
the preferable options in favour of the insane ones. Just another case of 
industry taking a simple problem and making it incredibly complicated for no 
reason. Anyway, I'm going to watch a betamax video whilst listening to some 
OGG music. ;-)

Dr Jon D Harrop, Flying Frog Consultancy Ltd.
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