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   RE: [xml-dev] MS thinks HTTP Needs Replacing???

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrzej Jan Taramina [mailto:andrzej@chaeron.com]
> One easy way to solve this problem is by decoupling the
> request from the 
> response.  Send a request (with an indication of how to 
> respond....a URL, Web 
> Services Callback, and email address etc.) and receive a
> "transaction  received" HTTP response (which should be almost
> immediate).  
> Some time 
> later the service uses the response indicator info to send a 
> "real" response to 
> the transaction.  Damn....that sure sounds like message 
> queuing doesn't it?
> Box's implication is that HTTP should do this for you.  I
> disagree. Someone 
> said that it is best not to hide network plumbing issues from 
> developers (due to 
> latency, unreliability, etc.)

Jim Waldo, amongst others. 

On the other hand decoupling QOS from transports, whereby a
protocol allowed an application to specify to a transport service
the terms and constraints under which a message or message sequence
must be sent would be a useful abstraction. 

Bill de hÓra

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