I am researching web services area area, I am interested in calling a
library written in C, more specifically a scripting language written in
C on another computer from a web client (sorry for sounding so naive!).
I assume the steps are something like this :
On client user enters, say:
x = y + z (return)
parse this script language into XML
send to server:
parse XML into script
send to client XML of expected responses
(including possibly a widget or graphics window)
hold this state waiting for next user input (or stop)
So I nend some package (Sinatra? ) provides, obviously a method for
passing calls in XML (or JSON).
I was wondering what the other issues are, not having done this before.
Could someone provide a rough road map to such a project. Do I need to
do anything to the C library, recompile , etc? Do I need to look at
additional or other packages? I realize this is a big question, but if
you could point me somewhere else to research this subject, that would