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Johanna Roussel

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Jun 20, 2016, 8:36:55 AM6/20/16
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Hey!

I'm wondering if there is a reason why XML-RPC is used as communication instead of e. g. REST?

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Hanna

Pablo Orduña

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Jun 20, 2016, 10:51:46 AM6/20/16
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Hi,

We did that in 2009, and we're keeping backwards compatibility. One year ago we had a much more complex mechanism for the internal network, but we reduced it so as to support a simple HTTP schema which is indeed the one used by default in the WebLab-Deusto internal communications. The only problem is that the Laboratory Server still requires some complex structures that we want to remove, but in the meanwhile it does not support HTTP+JSON but only HTTP+pickle (a Python-dependant format for complex structures).

Is it a problem managing XML-RPC? If you think it would be easier to manage HTTP+JSON (not exactly REST, but similar) we could prioritize that dependance removal or finding a way around, but it might anyway take few weeks (we're quite overloaded right now).

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Johanna Roussel

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Jun 20, 2016, 11:27:18 AM6/20/16
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Hey!

No I think it's not a problem - I was just wondering if there is a specific advantage using XML-RPC (because I thought it is out-dated) :) But backwards compatibility makes sense.

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Hanna
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