MIME-RPC

Faisal Jawdat faisal@faisal.com
Thu, 3 Jan 2002 15:05:03 -0800


	The big win seems to be that you can write a
	browser side JavaScript to use this without
	much effort.  Downsides include "hey, everybody
	has SOAP already".

	-faisa

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "S. Alexander Jacobson" <alex@shop.com>
> Date: Thu Jan 03, 2002  01:36:09  PM US/Pacific
> To: mime-rpc@yahoogroups.com, SOAP <SOAP@DISCUSS.DEVELOP.COM>, <xml-
> rpc@yahoogroups.com>, <ned@innosoft.com>, <nsb@nsb.fv.com>, 
> <Greg.Vaudreuil@Octel.Com>, <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, 
> <ELevinson@Accurate.com>, <jjc@jclark.com>, <mertz@gnosis.cx>
> Subject: ANN: MIME-RPC Protocol Draft and Python Implementation
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> MIME-RPC is a protocol for interapplication
> messaging and object serialization.  I designed
> it to simplify the tasks that people currently
> use SOAP, XML-RPC, CGI, or Servlets to
> accomplish (and to avoid all the controversy
> surrounding XML embedding and parsing that are
> part of many of these discussions).  Points to note:
>
>  * It works with the millions of already deployed
>    web apps and web browsers (without plugins)
>  * It handles all Internet data including Unicode,
>    JPEG, XML, etc.
>  * It works over both HTTP and SMTP (web and
>    email)
>  * It protects application programmers from wire
>    level concerns.
>  * It provides complete interlanguage object
>    serialization (cyclic refs.) as well as
>    interlanguage messaging
>  * It supports two way communication over
>    client/server connections
>  * It is easy to implement.
>  * It doesn't require an extra XML parser when
>    your application doesn't need one.
>  * Its specification is short and unambiguous.
>  * It leverages existing transport layer features
>    like encryption, proxying, asynchrony,
>    streaming/chunking, etc.
>
> Please check out www.mime-rpc.com, and tell me
> your thoughts.  Note, this is still a draft so be
> gentle.  A discussion list on issues related to
> MIME-RPC is at
> http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mime-rpc.
>
> -Alex-
>
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