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What's diff between XML-RPC and Webservice??

Terry li

Joined: Dec 21, 2003
Posts: 3
And when to use it?? thanks!

Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
XML-RPC is a more light-weight protocol for making RPC calls using XML over HTTP. Web services is heavier but also more rich in functionality (there's plenty of WS- prefixed specifications coming our way...).

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