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Re: "Binary XML" proposals
- From: Steinar Bang <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 12:48:34 +0200
>>>>> "Al B. Snell" <email@example.com>:
> ...but if you're going to use TCP for RPCs, for God's sake don't use
> port 80; that's for transferring hypertext. We have 65,000 or so
> port numbers to choose from. If we use different port numbers for
> different things, firewall administrators can make networks secure
> by controlling what does and doesn't get let through.
Ah, but SOAP using port 80 is a _feature_, you know. It allows SOAP
to _tunnel_ through the firewall.
OMG's Richard M. Soley had a very entertaining rant about this bit of
SOAP advertising at the XML Day in Oslo, last October.