[MUD-Dev] Perl - SOAP/XML - Slow?
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Thu Feb 20 17:59:36 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003
On Thu, 20 Feb 2003 05:03:01 -0800 (PST)
Tom Sullivan <one4k4 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> My question is twofold. Has anybody seen a MUD written to use AIM as
> a text based client? And has anybody seen a MUD that uses SOAP as
> it's only communications layer?
Nope, tho you have me interested. I've been looking more at using
XML/RPC and tieing inter Jabber (I like Jabber, don't like SOAP, and
have little fondness for closed protocol stacks (AOL regularly
blocks/disconnects non-AOL servers from messaging AOL AIM users)).
> The "slow" part comes from message transfer, imho.
TCP RTT is a killer.
> Every client needs to continously "poll" the server by sending an
> envelope every $x number of seconds to get any messages for that
IIRC (its been more than a year) one of the things that the Jabber
protocol allows for is persistent bi-directional connections. AIR the
OSS source base doesn't support it, but its allowed in the spec and its
one of the primary performance gains from buying/using jabber.com's
J C Lawrence
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