Monthly Archives: August 2005

Dispatching "weakness" with doc/lit in WSDL

On axis-user, somebody just posted a link to an old but interesting article titled “Which style of WSDL should I use?”. I had a chuckle at one part, when the author was describing the pros and cons of doc/lit. He used this example message; <soap:envelope> <soap:body> <xElement>5</xElement> <yElement>5.0</yElement> </soap:body> </soap:envelope> … and then wrote this… Read More »

NextBus/How NextBus Works

GPS? Luxury! When I was writing AVL software, I had to count tire rotations, *and* had to account for tire wear! (link) []

Microformats by any name

I can’t recall where I found this, but here’s a really brain-dead simple interface to Google Maps (details here). What this is, is a microformat-style, HTML-based declarative front-end onto Google Maps. Check out this sample code for placing labelled markers; <div class=”GMapEZ GSmallMapControl GSmallMapTypeControl” style=”width: 300px; height: 300px;”> <a href=”,-85.144740&spn=0.006130,0.009795&t=k&hl=en”> A </a> <a href=”,-73.937988&spn=6.276505,5.552490&hl=en”> B… Read More »

HTTP fails SOAP?

Via Steve, a link to an article on Where HTTP Fails SOAP. My comments… Simple Web browsers have been the de facto HTTP client to date, and they are in essence single-threaded clients as far as the server is concerned, making only one request at a time over a given connection. Hmm, that might have… Read More »