On Thursday 23 December 2004 03:45, Dr. Volker Goebbels wrote:
> at least a topic I have something to contribute to ;)
> In November I gave a talk on XUL based web applications at the PHP
> Conference in Frankfurt, Germany. Main focus was on SOAP interaction of
> XUL based clients with a web server.
> >>For a more complex web app, I'm considering options for remote scripting
> >>without page reload.
> >>I know there is XMLRPCServlet. Has anyone been using that with a
> When you restrict client platforms to the gecko based family (Mozilla,
> Netscape, Firefox, Camino) you can very happily stick with Mozilla's
> jslib library, which includes rather basic XML-RPC and full featured
> SOAP support.
> When you're considering XUL as a client interface language you're most
> naturally a priory fixed to the gecko platform since no other platform
> supports XUL ;)
This is not a problem for me as I believe IE is essentially a dead product.
Most people just don't know it yet. I find it relatively easy to sell users
on the idea of installing a Mozilla based browser as I stress that it is a
deployment platform which just happens to have a browser thrown in for free.
People install all manner of plugins with IE, many that are larger than
Firefox, so it is not a hard sell. Of course the fact that it is cross
platform, free, standards compliant, and feature complete helps. Now if we
could only get the clueless webmasters who insist on IE or nothing to support
standards based browsers like Moz, we would be laughing. One step at a time I
> On the server side there are several choices for Python:
> The main site of interest is http://pywebsvcs.sourceforge.net/
> This one contains as one subproject SOAPpy, one of the first SOAP
> implementations for Python and ZSI (Zolera SOAP Infrastructure),
> another Python SOAP implementation.
> On http://www.xmethods.org/ you'll find a long list of SOAP
> implementations for different programming languages (incl. Python)
> Tutorials for ZSI:
> - The Python Web services developer: Python SOAP libraries, Part 1:
> - The Python Web services developer: Python SOAP libraries, Part 2:
> > jsolait libraries <http://jsolait.net/> from Mozilla. My app is mostly a
> > Mozilla XUL app so I am using Webware mostly as an xmlrpc application
> > server. It works.
> That's quite interesting. I just browsed the documentation and didn't
> find information about browser compatibility. Is it cross browser
> capable (at least some more platforms than jslib)?
I *think* it supports IE too but that was not important for me. Thanks for the
Incidentally, I drove through Aachen when I got lost on the way to a
conference in Valkenburg and overshot the exit. I've seen more of Europe by
getting lost than any deliberate action:)
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