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Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

From: Jim Gettys <jg@pa.dec.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 07:08:17 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200111271508.fARF8H5188790@pachyderm.pa.dec.com>
To: Claudio Allocchio <Claudio.Allocchio@garr.it>
Cc: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, Brian E Carpenter <brian@hursley.ibm.com>, John Ibbotson <john_ibbotson@uk.ibm.com>, Discuss Apps <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, Richard P King <rpk@us.ibm.com>

This is exactly correct, in my experience.

I'd add that it also helps that most people are unaware how truly
ugly HTTP actually is...
                       - Jim

> >
> > Most people who want to use HTTP aren't attracted to its state
> > model.  They're attracted to HTTP because it runs over port 80, works
> > through firewalls (usually), seems to have security (which may or
> > may not be appropriate for the user's particular purpose), can be
> > plugged into an existing server, and/or (mostly) because they are
> > (somewhat) familiar and comfortable with it.  They (often incorrectly)
> > assume that by simply using HTTP they can avoid worrying about protocol
> > design issues. 
> >
> > Keith
> >

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Jim Gettys
Cambridge Research Laboratory
Compaq Computer Corporation
jg@pa.dec.com
Received on Tuesday, 27 November 2001 10:18:09 GMT

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