hello, i'm a beginner in the whole ws thing. i just still didn't understand (stupid me) why would i use all those soap-xml-rpc-whatever stuff ? why should i write some special message and send it to the server which should be set up to understand it and then recieve it back and pars it and so on? i can just send some params with http request and get some other params with http response and that's it. so, please, tell me WHY?
posted 12 years ago
Standards. It's perfectly fine to use a custom protocol based on HTTP if that suits your requirements. However, you can avoid a lot of grief by selecting an industry accepted protocol having a number of commercial and open-source implementations.