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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: Why REST? (RE: [xml-dev] WSIO- With Name)

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On Tuesday 12 February 2002 22:39, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

> ... and of course, some of the ORBS provide HTTP gateway capabilities
> to tunnel IIOP over HTTP

You can tunnel IP over HTTP, too :-)

I guess there's nothing stopping somebody from tunneling IP over CORBA over 
HTTP over TCP/IP over pigeons...

This is a different form of the Turing Tarpit, I reckon: that place where 
debates over the expressive power of programming languages go to, when 
everyone points out that all the languages can express the same set of 


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