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Re: "Binary XML" proposals

>>>>> "Al B. Snell" <alaric@alaric-snell.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.