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

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On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 11:35:29AM -0500, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> rsalz@datapower.com (Rich Salz) writes:
> >Oh this is so wrong.  Cf RFC 3117.
> RFC 3117 ("On the Design of Application Protocols") is excellent reading
> whatever your protocol interests or arguments may be.  It's really nice
> to have an informational RFC explaining the why that accompanies the
> more formal RFCs (3080, 3081) explaining how.
> http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3117.txt

There's some good stuff in there, but also a lot of incorrect stuff
as well, especially the conclusion.

We need less protocols, not more, because we need more interoperability,
not less.

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


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