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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?

D. All of the above.

Uche Ogbuji                                    Fourthought, Inc.
http://uche.ogbuji.net    http://4Suite.org    http://fourthought.com
Python&XML column: 2. Introducing PyXML - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/09/25/p
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 1 - http://www.webservices.org/ind
The Past, Present and Future of Web Services 2 - 'http://www.webservices.org/in
Serenity through markup - http://adtmag.com/article.asp?id=6807
Tip: Using generators for XML processing - http://www-106.ibm.com/developerwork


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