[thelist] Web services - what's the difference?

Lachlan Cannon luminosity at members.evolt.org
Sun Dec 15 00:06:00 CST 2002

Lauri Vain wrote:
>>Can I also use JavaScript to pull these XML data files from
>>your API's?
> Not too familiar with JavaScript outside of features that help to
> enhance user interfaces, but I it probably is not possible. You would
> have to form a request and send it to a remote server and then use that
> data in an meaningful way -- I don't think you can do that with
> JavaScript. Besides, that's not generally the point of a Web Service.
> Web services are usually made for machines to interact and give
> information to the user.

I dunno how difficult it'd be to use web services as such, but you can
definitely request the external files, so it should be possible.


Also there are the following articles from scott andrew, which I haven't
checked out, but his stuff is usually good.

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