[plt-scheme] How far has anyone gotten toward writing a SOAP connector?

From: Danny Yoo (dyoo at hkn.eecs.berkeley.edu)
Date: Mon Nov 6 11:47:41 EST 2006

> The good news is that in today's Web market, nobody gets to force rules 
> on everyone else.

In most domains, this is true.  But there are some domains where choice is 
restricted for the sake of getting people moving in the same direction. 
Concretely, in the past, I was interested in helping with the BioMOBY 


Their web service interface was already defined.  I did try to point out 
XML-RPC, (and I was getting very tired about hearing about the wonders of 
SOAP envelopes) but they had already decided on SOAP, and that was it. 
In this case, that scientific organization was responsible for forcing 
rules on everyone else, and rightfully so: there were more important 
problems to tackle besides choosing a lightweight RPC mechanism.

I'm running into a similar situation now, where it's going to cost more to 
argue to switch over to XML-RPC than it is to grimace and work with the 
existing system.  Anyway, I just wanted to confirm that no one else had 
been working on something like this, so that I'm not duplicating anyone 
else's efforts.

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