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Simon St.Laurent wrote,
> If, as I suspect, this kind of routing starts out on top of an HTTP
> (or even) IP foundation which can later be shifted to whatever seems
> convenient, we may find that situation changing. I have to admit
> that I marveled at how transparent the switchover from
> NetBEUI/whatever to TCP/IP felt over successive versions of Windows.
Right, but isn't the lesson of NetBEUI (and IPX and DECnet and
AppleTalk) that proprietary protocols have a tough time surviving even
in closed environments ... because the pressure to be not _completely_
closed is irresistable in almost all cases.