Re: Scripting in Gnome

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 08:28, Bill Haneman wrote:
> I do not in any way see XML as high level and IDL as low level. 
> IDL is about as high-level as you can get and still accomplish anything 
> useful; so any XML representation would either have to be lower-level, 
> or at the same level of granularity.
> This is my point about XML/IDL:   the kinds of interfaces we are 
> interested in require something approximately like IDL in order to 
> describe them.  Any attempt to do this in XML would in effect be writing 
> an XML version of IDL, which doesn't seem particularly useful to me.
> - Bill

I'm not advocating switching to "some XML format" here, merely pointing
out that WSDL does a pretty good job of it and is pretty similar in
purpose to IDL.  IDL is a little more straightforward than WSDL, but
WSDL does things other than just defining the interface, such as
defining protocol bindings for that interface.
Shahms King <shahms shahms com>

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