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> Well, I think it means that many well-intentioned developers, who want
> to contribute to the Web services vision, aren't being given a
> consistent (or even coherent) message about how exactly they should go
> about doing that. And I don't see anything happening now to remedy
Ah c'mon, you've been in the field long enough to know better.
Given the capitalistic and competitive nature of this field, I think we've
made amazing progresss in the past 15-20 years. We have a global
interconnected network with a single protocol suite, as opposed to islands
with protocol gateways. We can exchange mail messages, files, and web
pages, so we have some interopable applications. We now have a single
data representation, so we can exchange structured data essentially
We don't have a single programming language (not PL/I, C, Ada, Java, or
C#), we don't have a single programming model for local programs either.
Why expect a globally consistent message for how to do distributed
computing over the Internet?
I suspect your post was a stalking horse for a REST discussion...
Rich Salz Chief Security Architect
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