XML-RPC is now an official PythonWare offering.
Bunnyhop: A girl's guide to geek guys. Go get em girls!
XUL stands for "extensible user interface language".
XP is a generic application-level protocol meant to serve as the foundation for specific protocols, in a manner analogous to the way the XML recommendation of the W3C serves as the foundation for specific markup languages.
The XP spec is interesting, however there are good reasons to use HTTP as the enclosure for an XML-RPC message. However, if you control both ends of the conversation, there's no doubt it's simpler and more efficient just to move XML over TCP, and it would be an easy adaptation of XML-RPC to also support XP if it catches on.
David Carter-Tod: Why XML?
Here's one area where Microsoft could make an immediate contribution to the deployment of XML-RPC.
Micah Alpern asks an excellent question re Microsoft and XML-RPC. I responded at length. Microsoft people are invited to comment, as are others, but no flames, please.
HP: Instant Delivery.
SJ Merc: Poor Little Rich Guys. For the record, as a company founded by a cashed-out entrepreneur, UserLand would welcome the participation of some of those poor little rich guys who are itching to get back into the flow. Plenty of opportunity here. See next item.
Greeting cards sold over the net are a hot idea! Imagine the opportunities for customization. People with a knowledge of scripting DTP products like Quark or PageMaker, if they moved quickly, could make a mint here.
Wired: COPA Unconstitutional. "Perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if First Amendment protections, which they will with age inherit fully, are chipped away in the name of their protection." US citizens, let's count our blessings. At least the courts still practice the Constitution.
James Clark clarifies XML Namespaces.
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