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Alaric B. Snell scripsit:

> Neither do 
> HTTP, LDAP, ODBC, IMAP, POP3, finger, ftp, tftp, fsp, etc. interoperate; yet 
> all of them are based around the concept of fetching something. 

It's interesting, though, that HTTP 0.9, gopher, finger, and whois
*do* interoperate.  They all use the protocol "Send one line of key,
get arbitrary text back".

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