Our Web server receives the request, puts the &...parameters into a document, then an agent runs and creates the answer. It has been running like hell for many years, it does thousands of transactions and earns around 40k$ per day.
Some partners want to use an XML post to send the requests to our servers. I found out that something called "XML listener" must wait on a Web server for XML requests. But I found nothing about such an object for Notes Web servers.
Where should I look to get an XML listener installed and running?
This new Design element basically allows you to wrap existing LotusScript or Java agents in the Notes database with a Web Service interface.
Have a look at the article Lotus Notes/Domino 7 Web Services (http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/nd7-webservices/), which outlines what you can expect.
You can download the beta of R7 from www.notes.net and start developing your Web Service right now, and you will probably have it ready for production when R7 is released. I have the impression that Lotus is working hard on ensuring that the first release is a stable one.
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This was first published in February 2005