Dan rants: XML-RPC: peace

It occurs to me that in a few places I'm talking out my ass. So I want to give the whole XML-RPC thing a rest for a while. Because I've been doing systems level programming for 4 years I really haven't written any serious web apps since 1995, and my TCP/IP stuff in that time has either been slapping together quick hacks or working with the RenderMan network protocols.

I want to thank Dave Winer for taking my concerns seriously. It's obvious that he believes in XML-RPC , especially since he's willing to take one random curmudgeon seriously enough to give time to rebuttals. Thanks, Dave.

I also realize that I'm going to have to implement XML-RPC in many of my applications. Like it or not, it's supported by a few tools. I should probably start by putting it in my image library and my search engine when I give y'all access to that.

And I also need to implement more code. This weekend has had less working time than I planned on, but I hope that sometime this week I'll slap up a HTML to all sorts of different syndication formats script, possibly even a CGI that takes a URL, that'll take care of many of the issues with my MyNetscape HTML to XML script .

Anyway, I'm gonna give it a rest 'til I've got enough software out there to give some real examples.

Sunday, October 31st, 1999 danlyke@flutterby.com