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On Monday 11 February 2002 02:02 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> Simon seems to want *0* verbs. You wanted 3. I think that's a
> difference not just in degree, but in fundamental architecture.
Actually, Simon and I were much in agreement. at the lowest level...
the system I built essentially did what he said, but instead of XML,
used S-expressions. The "3 verbs" I refererred to were the 3
fundamental building blocks of the entire system because these were
the ways in which system state could be modified. In other words, the
outer-most expressions always evaluated to one of the 3 verbs ,in a
given context (this last part is important).
> The complaints about HTTP that you and Simon are making seem quite
> vague and seem to me to be rooted in pre-judging rather than
> evaluating. Try HTTP for a system.
My complaints with HTTP, and I'm sure Simon's too, are based on
experience with both the standard, and implementations of systems
using it... and experience with *other* systems.