That seems network intensive to me.  Offering web services for some basic 
tasks makes sense but not making an entire application that does all 
functionality over the web will be slow and impractical.

Also, consider XML-RPC.  Some people insist on hammering a nail with a 
sledgehammer (soap) when a XML-RPC implementation (the hammer) is better 

That said, I use both raw XML, XML-RPC and SOAP for various tasks.

It doesn't have to be all or the other (not that you implied that)...


 On Fri, 21 Mar 
2003, Merlin wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> I am currently trying to understand how to place content on a different site
> without giving away my code. SOAP seems to be the solution. I am absolutly
> new to web services. What I did understand so far is that it is basicly
> pritty simple to transfer some data like a currency exchange rate over the
> web service. But how about a complete web portal? Connected to the same DB,
> the php files hosted on my server, but the application served by a different
> server. Like co branding the portal. Is this possible as well?
> Maybe someone can point me into the right direction.
> Thanx a lot,
> Merlin

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