Are you agreeing with me? I said that WSDL is used when you need standardization (that would be the traditional web service space), and JSON/REST is good when you don't need standardization. I'm not sure, but yes indeed you might actually be agreeing with me...So, while you can probably technically get away the argument that you don'tneed a WSDL for a web service, at that point you can't justify SOAP and XML,
because the extra overhead serves no purpose. At that point, JSON/REST is
by far the better protocol.
I would agree with that for how you are probably doing web services, which
is from the browser to the server and vice versa. But JSON/REST doesn't
hold a lot of water in the more traditional web service space where you
don't have blackbox control over each end of the spectrum but are instead
communicating with a business partner. Then the popularity of HTTP/XML/XSD
shines through (whether we like it or not) and is a VERY common method of
communication. For the record I think WSDL's are an excellent idea that has
been plagued with complexities of "exception programming" vs. making them
easy to use.
That really only is part of what I asked. I wanted to know *how* EGL does"If you don't have time ... just say so". Do you have any idea how annoying statements like that are? I have the time, I just have a hard time trying to justify giving you yet another EGL tutorial when you can't be bothered to figure it out yourself. You haven't even bothered to answer the basics: is this an XML/SOAP request? JSON/REST? What?
it specifically because many people will be confronted with needing to do
it. If you don't have time to put together a sample that is fine, just say
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