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  • But doesn't Maypole 2.0 answer the setup issues?
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    • I believe so, and from what I hear it seems like an excellent piece of kit - however I feel that html, although a good medium, does not address the needs of the application(s) that I am looking to develop, hence the desire to look elsewhere.
      • Ahh! Yes, HTML/HTTP as the universal protocol leaves quite a bit to be desired (aside from Firewall pentetrability).

        If you come up with something as elegant as Maypole but based around WSDL [] and the other WS* standards, that would be way cool. (Not that the standard SOAP over HTTP is much of an improvement protocol-wise, but it decouples at least.)

        Would a hypothetical Maypole::SoapLite extension, probably using WSDL::Generator [] and/or SOAP::WSDL [] do anything for you?

        FYI, although I haven't used it mysel

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        • A "Maypole::SoapLite" module would be most usefull ( although I imagine the dependencies would cover a large part of CPAN ) - Almost a Holy Grail as far as this project is concerned. In terms of my own development, I haven't yet decided whether its best to base this on Maypole, or base it on the theories that Maypole is based upon, I think a fair bit of R&D will be required - especially in WSDL and XML schema.

          Your comment about the decoupling effect provided by SOAP is one of the reasons I am considering it - whilst I have no doubt that it is possible to develop complex apps using DHTML et al, the inherent cleanleness of having a seperation between UI and "application", and performing the communication over just one medium is a strong architectural argument.

          I am aware of XUL, it sounds promising, although I haven't used it personally - I'll certainly have a look at the links you have sent when I get a few moments though, thankyou.

          I'll be interested to hear of any solutions or strategy you come up with to get around the concurrancy issues - it sounds as if a simple incrementing "version column", with appropriatte checks as mentioned in the article might be a suitable compromise for your situation though?