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Re: APIs, messaging

On Thu, 24 May 2001, Uche Ogbuji wrote:

> I'm not saying that registries are a magic bullet for successful
> work to be done, and some of it may require fundamental comp sci
> developments, but if Web services are really a valulable new development,
> and not just a slower, less secure, fatter network form of RPC, we'll have
> to find a way to make it as flexible as the pundits claim it can be.

Egads! Good luck. You have ASN.1 to compete with, as well as the
fact that good protocol design allows for dealing with unexpected
and unexplained extensions to what the receiver expects gracefully... to
avoid reinventing the wheel, read of what has gone before:

http://RFC.net/rfc2083.html (section 3, File Structure)


                               Alaric B. Snell
 http://www.alaric-snell.com/  http://RFC.net/  http://www.warhead.org.uk/
   Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software