Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.144.77.26

Forum Moderators: httpwebwitch

Message Too Old, No Replies

Web Services and Speed

     

lorax

6:26 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lorax is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



I've used SOAP (nusoap for PHP) and I've used XML-RPC for exchanging data between websites. In my experience I feel that the XML-RPC route is handsdown the faster of the two methods. Which got me to wondering what your thoughts/experiences are.

peterdaly

6:44 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



If I understand the techologies from this standpoint, which I'm not sure I do, I would say that XML-RPC has less overhead than SOAP.

But XML-RPC is also less functional, although it may be functionality which you do not need.

lorax

7:35 pm on Jul 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member lorax is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month



Re: functionality

I believe you are correct. For all of my needs, I've only had to handle simple db queries and pass the result sets back. But that being said. The nusphere.php file is a VERY large file to load. I have to believe that one could write a similar SOAP server and SOAP client that wouldn't require such a large file.