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- To: "Mike Champion" <email@example.com>,<firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] MS thinks HTTP Needs Replacing???
- From: "Joshua Allen" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 10:42:17 -0800
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- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] MS thinks HTTP Needs Replacing???
> This works for small transactions asking for Web pages, but when Web
> services start running transactions that take some time to complete
> the protocol, the model fails. "If it takes three minutes for a
> it is not really HTTP any more," Box said. The problem, said Box, is
> the intermediaries -- that is, the companies that own the routers and
> cables between the client and server -- will not allow single
> transactions that take this long."'
Well, keep in mind this is from the guy who gives speeches naked or in a
bathtub. So, saying and doing outrageous and provocative things is
certainly nothing new for him. He is fiercely independent-minded, which
is not really such a bad thing.
Anyway, at first blush, I would say Don is just admitting what Paul
Prescod has been saying all along: maybe some things are done best
*without* overloading HTTP further. And be assured that no group at MS
that I am aware of is planning to kick HTTP out the door anytime soon.
For more sensational "personality" reporting, check out businessweek on
the semantic web:
"Whatever else 1955 is remembered for, it boasts two notable birthdays.
That June, Timothy J. Berners-Lee popped into the world in London, and a
few months later, William H. Gates III opened his eyes in Seattle. Gates
went on to become the richest person on earth as head of Microsoft Corp.
(MSFT ) Tim Berners-Lee might be giving Gates a run for the money, but
he passed up his shot at fabulous wealth--intentionally--in 1990. That's
when he decided not to patent the technology used to create the most
important software innovation in the final decade of the 20th century:
the World Wide Web. Berners-Lee wanted to make the world a richer place,
not amass personal wealth. So he gave his brainchild to us all."