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   Re: New internet draft on layering protocols on top of HTTP

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  • From: Mark Baker <mark.baker@canada.sun.com>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • Date: Mon, 08 May 2000 15:16:49 -0400

"Simon St.Laurent" wrote:
> At 01:33 PM 5/8/00 +0100, Miles Sabin wrote:
> >This might be of interest to the XML-RPC and SOAP communities,
> >
> >  On the use of HTTP as a Substrate for Other Protocols
> >  Keith Moore, University of Tennessee
> >
> >  http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-moore-using-http-00.txt
> Any idea if this is intended to be just 'informational' or if it's headed
> to more official status?

If it's anything like its predecessor[1], it may be targetted to be an
official IESG/IAB position.  I have no information if that's the case
with this update though.

 [1] http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/ietf/http/draft-iesg-using-http-00.txt

> While I like the questions he asks, I'm not sure he'll be able to convince
> developers of his answers overall.
> In particular,
> >New protocols or services should use new URL types.
> is going to be controversial, to say the least.

Why?  I would have thought the port 80 thing would have been the hardest
to swallow.

Not that this is on-topic for xml-dev.  Want to take this to


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