Subject: Re: OpenMath
From: Neil Soiffer <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 1996 23:04:59 -0500 (CDT)
From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Apr 30 00: 05:08 1996
>>It will not address the transport protocal that is part of OpenMath
>>(in my opinion, far and away the most important part), and that part
>>will still be left open for OpenMath to solve. WRI volunteered to
>>donate a solution (MathLink), but NIH rules there as elsewhere...and so
>>they still don't have a solution.
>I think it critical to _not_ attempt to address that issue in the markup
>definition. About the same time the Web was being put together CMU put together
>an "all or nothing" package called Andrew. The system was pretty unsuccessfull
>getting other places to adopt it until they broke it up into AFS, what became
>the basis of MIME and a number of other usefull modules.
>There are many people looking at the transport issue and at the moment the lead
>solution technically seems to be ACTOR based systems such as ActiveX.
In case it wasn't clear, I was saying we are not (and should) be looking
at the transport issue.