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   Re: RE: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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On Friday 25 January 2002 04:46 pm, Mark Baker wrote:
> It only seems fuzzy because the principles behind it aren't well
> understood.  In actuality, it's anything but; it's the most powerful
> distributed software infrastructure that's ever been built.

While I agree with the latter to a large degree, I don't think anyone 
could claim to be able to clearly articulate it's principals now, and 
honestly say that they could have done so 5 years ago.

In other words, the principals you allude to are a modern invention. 
They might serve as great basis for ongoing development, but I doubt 
they were behind development to date.


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