Re: Idea to help OVC, BBV, USCountVotes(UCV),VotersUnite ....

From: Ed Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Sun Nov 21 2004 - 19:19:37 CST

Hello Kathy:

    Yes, most of what these folks say goes over my head as well. Above is a
quick link. SOAP is some sort of protocol that allows data to be swapped
between different applications and operating systems via the web. HTH.

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

Kathy Dopp wrote:
> Fred McLain said:
>> Hi Kathy & all,
>> You'll probably have to develop your own software for this. MySQL
>> doesn't cost a dime if you will keep your sources open and not use it
>> for commercial purposes. It's fine for this type of database. XML &
>> SQL? They are great buzz words but not really compatible with each
>> other (XML is hierarchical and SQL is relational). You can transmit
>> the
> Thanks Fred. OK. We'll develop our own.
> What I meant is using SQL/PHP to create a web form which when
> submitted, generates XML, plus another SQL/PHP form to query the
> archive. Guess I wasn't clear. Sorry.
>> data via XML/SOAP and store it in a relational database however, just
>> keep the storage formats separate. This is fairly easy to do - put
>> your SOAP server up on an Axis framework using Tomcat and dump the
>> data into your MySQL database. Exposing the information on a SOAP
>> frame is a good idea, it's pretty much the standard for web services
>> these days. Jakarta commons DB makes the database interface a bit
>> simpler. You'll also want to find a good reporting interface, I
>> believe that Crystal Reports (commercial $$$) still leads in this
>> area.
> OK. Now you're completely talking over my head. SOAP is what I wash
> with, and Axis, well doesn't that refer to the "axis of evil"?
> ;-)
>> This coordination effort is a great suggestion for a new open source
>> project. First get some basic software working and then send out a
>> request for developers. I believe you'll get an excellent response
>> from the open source community.
> Thanks Fred. That sounds great. I'm attempting to design a system
> for reliable volunteers to help load docs into an archive and then
> take docs out of the archive to "normalize" them into a database,
> with other volunteers checking their work. I'm trying to have
> something in place by next week for having volunteers archive the
> data plus a query form for the public to be able to pull the docs
> from the archive.
> Sorry to waste the list's time.
> Regards,
> Kathy
>> -Fred-
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