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> > For networking people, the application has always been "the
> bit of software
> > that sits at the next layer up from me". I remember OSI
> folks talking about
> > file transfer and terminal emulation as applications!
> This is exactly how XML and SGML people use the word application also!
> But in this case there is a basically fixed definition, not a relative
Eh? That does what OSI has always done, it defines the application layer as
the layer concerned with provided services to the application. How can you
call that a definition?