RMI vs JAX-RPC
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Posted By:   Chris_Brown
Posted On:   Saturday, December 27, 2003 06:33 AM

Would it be proper to say that RMI and JAX-RPC exist for a similar reason:
"Allowing one java program to execute functions in another (remote) program"
The difference being that RMI is limited Java <-> Java where as JAX-RPC is Java <-> "Any XML RPC capable program"
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Re: RMI vs JAX-RPC

Posted By:   Laurent_Mihalkovic  
Posted On:   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.

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