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WSDL Support in Mozilla 1.4 Final

Tuesday May 20th, 2003

Doron Rosenberg writes: "Netscape has been working on improving the web services support in Mozilla, and as of 1.4 final, Gecko will support WSDL 1.1 proxying. View the translating example here and find out more about the effort at the project page.

"Please note that you need trunk builds of Seamonkey or Firebird (Firebird 0.6 is OK) or else the browser will crash. We have a 'Web Services' component in Bugzilla under 'Browser' to file bugs against.

"Try figuring out what the following Chinese phrase means: Mozilla 伟大!"


#22 This is incredibly cool!

by dpol <dpol@swipnet.se>

Tuesday May 20th, 2003 3:46 PM

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Wow, I have waited for something like this! While I'm not convinced that HTML is appropriate for building applications (after all, it's supposed to be a way to exchange informations with simple computer-understandable semantics), I'm still quite impressed.

I remember back in the day, when I was writing a web interface to a standard application. I wanted to retrieve data from the server using JavaScript, without forcing a page reload, and then update the DOM accordingly. I tried to do this by dynamically creating a new document and loading data into it. Unfortunately, browsers refused to actually load the data, as the document was invisible.

I wish I had access to this technology back then.