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Re: FW: draft findings on Unsafe Methods (whenToUseGet-7)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 07:54:42 -0400
To: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020416075442.O20848@www.markbaker.ca>
On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 11:38:03PM -0400, Keith Moore wrote:
> my guess is that lots of people will continue to treat HTTP as an RPC 
> mechanism no matter what architecture you promote.

Absolutely.  People have tunneled over HTTP for a long time, and will
continue to do so.  I just disagree that the W3C should put its stamp
of approval on this practice for the sake of some misdirected work that
its membership voted to start based *entirely* on a misunderstanding of
how the Web works.  On the contrary, I'd like them to say "you don't
need to tunnel, and if you do, you're not on the Web", which I believe
the TAG may be working towards.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Tuesday, 16 April 2002 07:48:21 UTC

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