Sunday, December 28, 2003 12:02 AM
don't understand how you define the difference.
Both pursue the same goal of being RPC APIs for Java. Neither API is limited to a specific transport protocol. Recent rmi implementations allow corba interoperability. All current implementations of JAX-RPC focus on SOAP as the transport protocol, however the spec suggests other possible implementations based for example on xml-rpc. xml-rpc is an xml based representation for RPC calls that predates SOAP by a couple years but was never given the credit it deserved.
hope that helps.