[mod_python] SOAP / Web Services handler

Alexis Marrero-Narváez amarrero at mitre.org
Tue Jun 14 08:54:04 EDT 2005

Does anyone has a "Hello World" example of a web service using ZSI?


On Jun 14, 2005, at 6:20 AM, Graham Dumpleton wrote:

> On 14/06/2005, at 6:17 PM, Gregory Bond wrote:
>>> The upshot is that I have to agree with
>>> Graham D's response: use XML-RPC: it's well standardized and usable
>>> from a huge number of clients with minimal effort.
>> I was under the impression that MS web services were SOAP based  
>> not XML-RPC based?
> If you are writing some new services, does it matter what MS uses  
> for there own?
> If you are having to write clients against MS web services then I  
> can understand
> the need to talk SOAP, but other than that SOAP wouldn't be my  
> first choice, or
> my second, or my third, ....
>> I'm a complete newbie when it comes to Web Services, but the  
>> requirement is pretty much that Joe Punter somewhere on the web  
>> can use his normal PC dev tools and code up calls to my Python  
>> functions (in VB, Excel or Visual Studio etc) just as easily/ 
>> conveniently as if I had published the service using IIS or  
>> whatever is the official MS-blessed way of doing this.
>> My international colleagues are using WebLogic or JBOSS for doing  
>> web services, but they are a java shop and all my logic is in python!
> Hmmm, I have never seen the words "easily/conveniently" mentioned  
> in conjunction
> with SOAP before. I also wouldn't assume that just because you  
> publish a SOAP
> API that someone will go to the effort of specially writing clients  
> to use it.
> The only SOAP API I have seen really take off in that way was  
> Google search.
>> You are in a maze of twisty little acronyms, all different.
> Sounds just like SOAP. :-)
> Sorry if I sound cynical. You might find the following an  
> interesting read:
>   http://www.manageability.org/blog/stuff/soap-is-dead
> Reminded me that the other alternative to SOAP/XML-RPC is REST  
> style web services.
> Graham
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