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   Re: CORBA's not boring yet. / XML in an OS?

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  • From: spreitze@parc.xerox.com
  • To: Ed Howland <Ed@dega.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 16:19:02 PST

> This brings up a related question regarding XML and interchanging data
> between web servers. Is there something like IIOP for this? I mean an
> overlaying protocol to establish, manage and break bi-direction XML traffic.
> ...
> I know that ...
> But it seems to me that this approach just utilizes normal HTTP, which seems
> to be ill-designed in the way of bi-directional data flow. Is someone
> working on an more elborate mechanism for this? Do we need a XIOP?

The HTTP-NG effort (http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP-NG/) is working on factoring HTTP-NG into three layers, the lower two of which seem to be what you're asking for.  I think you should be asking for something less elaborate, rather than more elaborate, than HTTP/1 --- and the lower two layers of HTTP-NG should give you that.


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