[MUD-Dev] Perl - SOAP/XML - Slow?

Caliban Tiresias Darklock caliban at darklock.com
Wed Feb 26 10:08:30 New Zealand Daylight Time 2003


From: "Stephane Boisjoli" <ratatosk at rogers.com>

> What is SOAP, anyway?

Simple Object Access Protocol. It's a way to exchange information
using XML, and it's designed to work transparently between
computers. It is, however, a little slow; instead of caching
knowledge about the other objects, you *must* read each envelope to
see whether anything has changed. This allows distributed
environments to work more reliably, but at the expense of
efficiency.


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