Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: XML-RPC introspection preliminary proposal

Author:Chuck Shotton
Posted:2/11/1999; 6:21:27 AM
Msg #:2832 (In response to 2829)
Prev/Next:2831 / 2833

This would be ideal! My only addition would be a standard way to also query a server to discover the appropriate URL, MIME type, and other "dialect-specific" bits of info specific to a particular RPC implementation.

If RPCs were self-documenting, it really eliminates a lot of the need/burden related to operating some RPC registry. Just being able to ask for a text page that describes a RPC would be sufficient in many cases. Sort of like the way Unix commands without any arguments usually cough up some simple help.

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