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Re: Requirements for reliable message delivery

From: Graham Klyne <GK@Ninebynine.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 12:00:49 +0000
Message-Id: <5.1.0.14.2.20011129115957.00a04dd0@joy.songbird.com>
To: Brian E Carpenter <brian@hursley.ibm.com>
Cc: "Marshall T. Rose" <mrose+mtr.netnews@dbc.mtview.ca.us>, Discuss Apps <discuss@apps.ietf.org>, Marshall Rose <mrose@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
At 11:13 AM 11/29/01 +0100, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>"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.)

And not all *ML is hypertext.

#g


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Graham Klyne
GK@NineByNine.org
Received on Thursday, 29 November 2001 09:31:49 GMT

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