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

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On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 04:40:01PM +0000, Alaric B. Snell wrote:
> And on top of that sat the actual application protocols; the SEs are not 
> protocols themselves, they are more like protocol toolkits. More like the 
> convention in most IETF protocols of single line commands and three-digit 
> response codes, found within SMTP and POP3 and others. But they allow the 
> actual applications to be built on top of something higher-level than raw TCP 
> or UDP!

Right, I follow.  I suggest that there's not a whole lot of value to
that model, since two parties over the Internet need to agree on
an application protocol in order to get anything done without a priori
agreement; how that protocol was was designed, or what its constituent
SEs may be, is irrelevant.


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


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