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  • I guess SOAP::Lite is as lite as SOAP is simple and object oriented.
    • Reminds me of Pete Lacey: The S stands for Simple [].

      • That's a good one. And sad... :(

      • A number of years ago I did a presentation called "Why SOAP Sucks, Why SOAP Sucks!". At the start of it I had enough paper to contain all the specs required to fully understand SOAP (XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, XML-Schemas, and possibly something else)... The entire thing comes to just over 1000 pages.

        Anyone who can understand all that and build an interoperable system deserves a medal. Sadly there is nobody who does.
      • Heh. Exactly my feeling :-)

        I gave up understanding why namespaces are called http://something/ [something] (apparantly Microsoft calls them http://tempuri/ [tempuri] by default). It doesn't point to anything, and it's generally confusing.
        • Because namespaces are URIs, and that in turn is because those are (generally) globally unique identifiers. That’s all. In the context of namespaces the URI doesn’t have any meaning beyond being a unique identifier. That’s fine, as URIs don’t have to be retrievable, even those with schemes you’re used to thinking of as retrievable, such as “http:”. You can use any other scheme though. For namespaces I like to use “tag:” when I don’t plan to put any

  • Your ears must have been burning, because only a few hours ago I posted a question about SOAP on perlmonks []). I'm also planning to use Catalyst::Controller::SOAP and XML::Compile, and had the exact same questions about generating the server side response. I'd love to collaborate with you on the C::C::SOAP changes you mentioned, if you like. Email me at drew at drewtaylor dot com.
    "Perl users are the Greatful Dead fans of computer science." --slashdot comment