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Protocol independance

From: Mark Baker <mbaker@idokorro.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 15:05:15 -0500
Message-ID: <0503561D34C63045B07F04E5B3B2BFDC15235F@FRED.planetfred.internal>
To: "Champion, Mike" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>, <www-ws-arch@w3.org>

> > I will submit a new issue that addresses this huge flaw 
> with the WSA.
> > It is impossible for an architecture to be both protocol neutral,
> > and have its messages get past firewalls at the same time.  If it
> > were otherwise, firewalls would just let all TCP traffic through.
> 
> Uhh, our charter says "The framework proposed must support the kind of
> extensibility actually seen on the Web: disparity of document 
> formats and
> protocols used to communicate... "
> 
> That sounds like "protocol neutral" to me.

It sounds like lots of protocols should be supported, which I
completely agree with.  It doesn't say anything about treating
them all the same way (i.e. sending "getStockQuote" over all of
them), which is my objection.

My grocery store stocks all kinds of different food, but it
matters whether I purchase ground beef or mini wheats to make
meatloaf.

MB
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