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Re: Web Service Support (SOAP/WSDL)

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-07-07 03:05:52 CEST

eric wrote:

>
> Yes, however it might make writing some types of clients, particularly
> repository browsers a lot easier.

Compared to using Subversion's public API? I seriously doubt that.

> Branko Čibej wrote:
>
>> 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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