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In this tutorial you have learnt what is XML-RPC and why do we need XML-RPC, We have discussed about its data model, request and response message format to be exchanged between client and server. We have given one example to demonstrate how XML-RPC client and server work to exchange the information.

XML-RPC is a very simple concept with a limited set of capabilities. Those limitations are in many ways the most attractive feature of XML-RPC, as they substantially reduce the difficulty of implementing the protocol and testing its interoperability.

You have seen that while XML-RPC is simple, the creative application of simple tools can create sophisticated and powerful architectures. In cases where a wide variety of different systems need to communicate, XML-RPC may be the most appropriate lowest common denominator.

What's Next?

The next step is to learn about WSDL and SOAP.


WSDL is an XML-based language for describing Web services and how to access them.

WSDL describes a web service, along with the message format and protocol details for the web service.

If you want to learn more about WSDL, please visit our WSDL tutorial.


SOAP is a simple XML-based protocol that allows applications to exchange information over HTTP.

If you want to learn more about SOAP, please visit our SOAP tutorial.

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