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java.oreilly.com -- Java and XML Tips and Tricks -- "SOAP or RPC?: For most inter- and intra-application communication, SOAP is overkill. Very rarely will you actually need the complex envelope handling, data mapping, and error processing in everyday Java-to-Java applications. Don't get me wrong--SOAP is great for communicating with non-Java components, UDDI registries, and through firewalls. It's just not the magic bullet that some are saying it is, and is a costly protocol in terms of overhead compared to simpler solutions like XML-RPC."

Gosh, I love O'Reilly! I've been struggling to differentiate SOAP & XML-RPC for corporate development teams and Brett McLaughlin's got just the piece I need!

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