Using the Mozilla SOAP API
Saturday August 31st, 2002
#12 Re: Cross-browser way of doing SOAP
by rayw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday September 6th, 2002 2:17 PM
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In my opinion, the key to making a cross-browser way of invoking SOAP is to make it as simple as possible.
The current Mozilla API described in recent articles is alow-level API (although not nearly as low-level as what Microsoft designates as a low-level API. Therefore, it is not optimally simple to create the proxy effect. A higher-level API is being developed on top which uses the low level to build a proxy on top. This means that calling it is much simpler, something like:
var p = new
// Create the proxy var p = WSPProxy("<http://www.xmethods.net/s…001/BabelFishService.wsdl>", "BabelFishPort",...);
// Make the call var result = p.BabelFish("en_de", value);
Once it gets this simple, it is time to start talking about a common wrapper, IMO. I think the MS toolkit for SOAP that can be installed in a browser will support similar WSDL techniques.