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Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

From: Bill Janssen <janssen@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 09:28:22 PST
To: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, discuss@apps.ietf.org
Message-Id: <01Dec14.092823pst."3456"@watson.parc.xerox.com>
The Web is fundamentally designed for person-to-person communication,
not program-to-program.  It works OK for device-to-person as well
(viewing/setting your home thermostat over the Web, for example), but
only because there's a person in the loop to handle exceptions.

Bill

> > But as a quick-and-practical answer, because I want my thermostat to be
> > a first class resource on the Web.  This is what the Web was designed
> > to be and do.
> 
> if the design of the web is to coerce everything into one protocol,
> it's fundamentally broken.    perhaps that was the intent, but 
> I'm happy that things didn't work out that way.
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