Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Working XML-RPC servers
Author: James Carlyle Posted: 6/24/1999; 6:24:07 AM Topic: Working XML-RPC servers Msg #: 7771 (In response to 7739) Prev/Next: 7770 / 7772
I am attempting to describe the application that a RPC server provides using the following RDF format (sample from Mail to the Future). The RDF format uses the Dublin Core to describe as much of the interface as possible (because it's widely understood), with some extensions to describe the output dtd and input parameters / POSTed content.
The problem of describing XML-PRC in this way is that XML-RPC is very flexible - for example, because parameters are not specified by simple (and fixed) name/value pairs, or even a fixed schema for each function, the comments describing the input and output are very important.
This is RDF interface description is generated at http://www.xmltree.com/resource/dbRdf.cfm/ResourceID/224 - please excuse the formatting:
Mail to the Future email@example.com/</dc:Creator> email, frontier, future, mail, send The Mail to the Future app is a hybrid website/application that runs from a Frontier 6 guest database. It supports three ways to connect, the HTML interface, a limited dynamic XML interface and a full-featured XML-RPC interface. The XML-RPC interface is key because it will allow developers working in other environments to build customized interfaces for this service, and will serve as a prototype for similar multiple-interface web applications. UserLand Software
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