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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:


Are you addressing me?  If so I'm not sure you read my message rightly.

I'm not one of the ones advocating Web services as brave new panacea.

Or were you addressing others and using "you" rhetorically?

Uche Ogbuji                               Principal Consultant
uche.ogbuji@fourthought.com               +1 303 583 9900 x 101
Fourthought, Inc.                         http://Fourthought.com
4735 East Walnut St, Ste. C, Boulder, CO 80301-2537, USA
Software-engineering, knowledge-management, XML, CORBA, Linux, Python