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[XML-SIG] WSDL library ?

Wow. Way to make a wandering webservice journeyman feel like he has *no* clue 
at all which path to take from here...;-). I used to think I was getting the 
hand of this, and now I see I'm way off. So what's a newbie to do? SOAP sucks 
(seems to be the consensus), RPC just can't seem to get it right, CORBA 
should get more attention (but it probably won't, because everyone is 
starry-eyed about SOAP), and distributed computing as a whole has a very 
varied "distribution" of opinion of what the hell it should be. And now I 
guess interop is a facade, too.    (01)

I'm seeing this in other areas of the "XML metaworld" as well; XSLT is being 
abused, DTDs need to disappear, XSchema is too complex, and we have XQL...no, 
I mean XQuery...I mean..., etc. etc.    (02)

I remember someone saying that XML would simplify information management.    (03)

Personally, I'm trying to design a distributed architecture using Python, 
XML, and Web services to manage large and diverse amounts of local community 
information. Honestly, I don't want to have to think about the inefficiencies 
of HTTP, the bloat of SOAP, and the pros and cons of different XML payload 
delivery schemes. All I really hope to provide is a way, for instance, that a 
homeless person can keep track of possible job opportunities and somehow be 
notified wherever they are when a reply is sent.    (04)

Much of my framework sits atop Zope, with lots of glue binding things like 
4Suite, Jabber, and PostgreSQL. XML-RPC seemed like a way to go, with a move 
towards SOAP once it settles a bit. It seems to me that like most 
technologies, XML & Web service standards are going to go through a long and 
tough time of growing pains. With groups like Microsoft, IBM, and Activestate 
touting SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL, I thought maybe I avoided the maturation 
process. Now I think differently.    (05)

Whatever happens, I hope both Python, and us, the Python community, can 
continue to stay ahead and work together to further deliberative and openly 
participatory design projects.    (06)

Regards,    (07)

Eron Lloyd    (08)