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Re: Web Service Support (SOAP/WSDL)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-07-04 21:05:29 CEST

John Peacock wrote:

> I think there is little chance that writing a SOAP interface to
> Subversion (whatever that means since SOAP is a transport layer not an
> application layer) would have any bearing on using Subversion on a
> non-Apache web server.

Indeed. You'd still have to write a mapping between the soap-wrapped RPC
and the SVN repository layer, which amounts to writing a plug-in for
your particular SOAP server. The interfaces are marginally more portable
than Apache's module API, but it would still be a significant amount of
work for every supported server.

Besides, I don't see any benefit in it; a) you can always run Apache
alongside another server, b) you lose performance by having to wrap
everything with SOAP envelopes, and c) there's always svnserve if Apache
isn't appropriate.

-- Brane

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