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XML-RPC and Mozilla (and other coolness)

Friday May 5th, 2000

Martijn Pieters has checked in a scriptable XML-RPC client component into the tree. It can be enabled by building with

--with-extensions="default xml-rpc"

Check out this bug for more information, or this introductory article at XML.com by Edd Dumbill.

There are a lot of other cool things coming into the builds that you'll want to keep an eye out for. Back and forward button history lists. Message Filters. Skin install support and switching. All this and more will be coming in before the middle of May, according to the latest schedule. We'll let you know. Check out the build bar for the latest info on the daily builds.


#11 Re: Incoming or outgoing?

by mjpieters <mj@zope.com>

Friday May 12th, 2000 4:53 AM

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It is a client, so outgoing requests only. Accepting incoming requests would certainly raise security issues, yes.

Note that XML-RPC is a very simple protocol, it only supports primitive datatypes, plus an array and a hash construct. With it's HTTP protocol overhead it will never do for inter-process communication. I am sure that XPCOM will develop it's own protocols for that, or at least choose one more suitable to the task.