[erlang-questions] Erlang, WSDL, SOAP.

Christy Watson clw.geek@REDACTED
Fri May 2 17:02:27 CEST 2014

I'm an erlang newbe, but even with java ee and code generation based on 
a wsdl.  The actual mapping to the objects must be done by the 
programmer, and is a mess.  The wsdl concept is great, I just think the 
standard is to overly complicate the implementation.  Remember all a 
wsdl is for is to say to the user of the service "if you send me 
__________ I'll send you ____________ back".  So others have 
auto-generated themselves into a mess.  Ask yourself what you really 
need to do to get from input to output, then map your algorithm... 
you'll probably end up with a much more efficient piece of software than 
an auto-generated jaxWS mess.

On 04/30/2014 08:17 PM, Steve Davis wrote:
> has been that the issues surrounding web services are not the WSDL but 
> resolving other technologies that it uses: i.e. the resolution of 
> namespace mapping and schema analysis.
> 1) It's pretty obvious that namespaces (aka packages, etc) introduce 
> many indirection concerns (consider the earlier experiment in erlang 
> with module "packages").
> 2) The issue with xml schema seems to be the underlying DTD

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