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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • > like pointlessly wrapping SMTP in XML-RPC.

    This largely describes "web services" in general.

    Well, I've seen three kinds: (1) toy examples, (2) wrapping of propietary protocols into XML (they will still be closed and proprietary, mind, as long as the vocabularies and protocols are not public), and then these (3) pointless rewrappings of existing protocols/frameworks.

    In (2) and (3) the only measurable effect has been manifold increase in bandwidth, and the need to have an XML parser everywhere. Not to