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> Or to put it differently, HTTP is powerful enough to be useful but
> limited enough to make it hard for hackers to attack you with. It
> is an inefficient use of cheap and abundant computer resources, but
> who cares, if it saves expensive and scarce human resources?
That's pretty much it.
The assumption here is that it really is easier to get HTTP-based
applications deployed (especially with micro-servers etc.) than it is
to get an alternate protocol deployed... and that it will stay that