Re: [xml-rpc] Apple on board, supports SOAP and XML-RPC in Mac OS X
- Hi All,
In answer to Andrews question:
> Does theThe xml stuff is built into the AppleEvent manager, which is what
> AppleScript implementation allow sending messages between Apple systems and
> non-Apple systems?
AppleScript uses to communicate between Applications and other machines.
You can write AppleScript expressions that call specific methods at
specific endpoints - but there is (as yet) no automatic terminology
generated from WSDL.
Between two OS X machines (or OS 9 to OS X), we use a secure protocol that
is, by default, not SOAP. If you want to enable incoming soap requests,
you need to wire your web server (we ship Apache on the system) to a filter
that forwards the XML to the target application. This is intended,
initially, to be more of a client feature than a server feature.
Our SOAP and XML-RPC support in AppleEvents is a feature that kind of snuck
into this release, and I'm sure we're going to find problems with it. I
look forward to working with you all on the greatest interop possible (for
both protocols!) and I espeically want to thank UserLand, in particular
Jake Savin, for his review of the design proposals.
I'm not sure when more details will be available, I know that we're working
hard on getting information to our developers, and I'll forward what I can
to these lists.