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Different RPC Engines

prabhu peruka
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Joined: Oct 31, 2004
Posts: 5
Hi,

I am confused on terminology used in WS.
1. Is a SOAP engine also called as RPC engine.
2. What are the different RPC engines avaiable.
3. When a plugin is provided in IDEs for the Webservices, whats the RPC engines used by each of these:
1. websphere
2. weblogic
3. InteliJ Idea
4. Eclips.

Thanks,
Prabhu
Raghav Mathur
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Joined: Jan 12, 2001
Posts: 641
SOAP is a protocol for the client to talk to the webservice. SOAP uses document style messaging where RPC is a remote procedure call system where the remote procedure / method is invoked via sending an xml.

Both these kind of messages are sent over HTTP protocol.



Originally posted by prabhu peruka:
Hi,

I am confused on terminology used in WS.
1. Is a SOAP engine also called as RPC engine.
2. What are the different RPC engines avaiable.
3. When a plugin is provided in IDEs for the Webservices, whats the RPC engines used by each of these:
1. websphere
2. weblogic
3. InteliJ Idea
4. Eclips.

Thanks,
Prabhu


Raghav.
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42919
    
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There's no such thing as an RPC engine. RPC is just one of the things that SOAP/WS can be used for. Unfortunately, the name of the "JAX-RPC" API made it seem that WS is all about RPC - not so. That's why JAX-RPC 2.0 was renamed to JAX-WS.

SOAP uses document style messaging where RPC is a remote procedure call system where the remote procedure / method is invoked via sending an xml.


No. SOAP (an XML application) is the underlying mechanism, on top of which both document-style and RPC-style WS can be implemented.
Raghav Mathur
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Joined: Jan 12, 2001
Posts: 641
True . I phrased it incorrectly .
SOAP (xml) uses both RPC style and document style for communication.

RPC - synchronous
Message Driven (document style) - Asynchronous and synchronous
David O'Meara
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Dave
 
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