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   Re: [xml-dev] Elliotte Rusty Harold on Web Services

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On Sun, Feb 09, 2003 at 04:22:56PM -0800, Don Box wrote:
> Seriously, it's naive for someone to think that their protocol will be used in only the way they originally anticipate.

HTTP is extraordinarily extensible, and therefore designed to be used in
very unexpected ways.  That's not the problem.  The problem is when it's
used in ways which obliterate all the desirable architectural properties
that made it successful in the first place.

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
Web architecture consulting, technical reports, evaluation & analysis


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