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To use Web Service or not to use?  RSS feed

 
Tom McAmmond
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Say your program had to get some XML documents from a few places on the Net, and one place gave you the option of using a URL or a SOAP Web service, while the others did not. Would you use the webservice for just the one, with the extra code that entailed, or would you just use the URLs to get the XML docs from all of the sites?
 
Vinod John
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Are you going to process these XML documents and send back the response or is it just a download of the document. If is the first case then better have a Webservice client to process SOAP message and a "XXX" client to process message from rest of the interface, this actually might give you flexibility. If it is just a doc download, I would not prefer implementing webservice client.
 
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