In the near future I will be building a module that will provide web service 
support for PMR2.  The protocols I've looked at are SOAP and REST.  SOAP looks 
fairly standardized and seems very simple to add and the SOAPpy client (in 
Python) appears to be straightforward to use, but I can see how people can find 
this to be an overly heavy solution.

REST on the other hand doesn't really have much support natively under 
Zope/Plone, doesn't really have a standard transport mechanism, and the 
standard is basically what the general community and/or implementer decide.  
However, most people use JSON as the transport mechanism for data and I would 
agree that can allow fairly quick way to implement something to get this going.

What I want to know is what the community as a whole wants - do one of the two 
or both?  There is also a tracker item from a while back about this issue 
[https://tracker.physiomeproject.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1909], so please do refer 
to it and comment either on this thread and/or that item.


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