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   Re: [xml-dev] fwd: metaphorical Web

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Simon St.Laurent qoted,
> The WS-Routing specification, in an effort spearheaded by Microsoft
> and IBM, would break packets along SOAP boundaries rather than at
> preset lengths, an as such would allow for the efficient transmission
> of complete SOAP commands, though it would rely upon TCP/IP packets
> and even HTTP for the transmission of non-XML attachments such as
> images, sounds or multimedia. To do this effectively, it would mean
> that every single operating system would have to adopt the WS-Routing
> architecture or be shut out of the process; the danger here is that
> you would end up for a while with a two tier Internet where much of
> the world is not on WS-Routing, with the very real consequence that
> TCP/IP-HTTP solutions would need to be built to bridge, actually
> decreasing the efficiency of the networks over the few years that it
> would take for such a changeover to occur. It also assumes a
> willingness to modify or even replace billions of lines of code that
> have been built to utilize the TCP/IP architecture in order to go to
> this supposed next stage.

Not that I'd dream of underestimating MS or IBM, but this is an exercise 
in pure fantasy, as a comparison with the glacial pace of the vastly 
less radical IPv6 deployment should make blindingly obvious.

Is this wild over enthusiasm, wild over optimism or simply desparation?




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