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   Re: [xml-dev] The Browser Wars are Dead! Long Live the Browser Wa rs!

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> Karl Waclawek wrote:
> > What is it that prevented CORBA from gaining more ground in the market?

With CORBA, given an identifier, you need to know what it identifies
*before* you use it, i.e. you need to know it's a stock quote to know to
invoke getQuote().  With the Web, given an identifier, you find out what
it as *after* you invoke GET on it.

The coordination costs with the latter are *dramatically* lower than
with the former.  And between untrusted parties, cheap coordination is

CORBA didn't succeed over the Internet because it wasn't designed to.

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.
http://www.markbaker.ca             http://www.idokorro.com


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