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Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

From: Brian E Carpenter <brian@hursley.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 11:13:35 +0100
Message-Id: <3C060A4F.FC501BE@hursley.ibm.com>
To: "Marshall T. Rose" <mrose+mtr.netnews@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
Cc: Discuss Apps <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, Marshall Rose <mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
"Marshall T. Rose" wrote:
> > Exactly. We can all agree on this. So given that fact, and the fact that
> > people do want to reliably transfer hypertext across unreliable,
> > non-transparent and intermittently connected networks, what should we do?
> err, isn't limiting your goals to hypertext a bit like the tail wagging the
> dog?

Yes. I was making a point about the HTTP acronym, but you are of course
correct. (Nevertheless a lot of people do want to transfer lumps of *ML
in practice.)

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