Re: The Yahoo of SOAP Services.

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From: Dave Winer (
Date: Fri Sep 29 2000 - 06:48:00 PDT

Adam and James, we have some public SOAP services at UserLand.

They're just hello-world type tests, done in June, when we shipped the SOAP
implementation for Frontier.

Andre documented them here:$84

Also, we have a lot of real-world functionality implemented in XML-RPC. The
entire functionality of Manila is scriptable through XML-RPC. Not a small
app, and we use it every day.

We also have a prefs distribution system implemented in XML-RPC.

While it isn't cataloged Yahoo-style, most of it is documented on

And while we're on the subject of Yahoo-style directories, let me add a plug
for the most revolutionary thing to happen to Yahoo-style directories since

This is still in chicken-and-egg mode. Waiting for some like-minded souls to
want to route around centralized directories. We just want to do the
toooools. (And some writing of course.)


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