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

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On Monday 10 February 2003 16:11, Mike Champion wrote:

> That might be a nice world to live on, but it's not the one we live in.
> What endangers most endangered species?  Their hyper-specialization to a
> specific habitat, AFAIK.  What characterizes the most successful species
> such as Homo sapiens and Rattus rattus? Their ability to adapt to anything.
> Humans are not well-equipped as predators (no claws, blunt teeth, can't run
> fast ...) but who would you bet on in a showdown between a kludgy
> generalist human and a specialized predator tiger?  Poor kitty doesn't
> stand a chance.

Exactly! I'm not arguing for lots of specialised protocols, as I said in my 
original message :-)

All I'm arguing is that people should stop designing protocols to be 
specialised - then people won't have to do work later to generalise them, and 
the result will be a *better*, *more general*, protocol.


A city is like a large, complex, rabbit
 - ARP


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