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Re: Visibility (was Re: Introducing the Service Oriented Architectural style, and it's constraints and properties.

From: Geoff Arnold <Geoff.Arnold@Sun.COM>
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 12:26:19 -0500
To: Ugo Corda <UCorda@SeeBeyond.com>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-id: <6CC9E38C-44F8-11D7-8EE2-000393C53568@sun.com>

Please let's kill this red herring by using the term API correctly.

An API is an application programming inteface.

HTTP is a protocol. It is not, and does not define, an API.

libwww is an API that supports HTTP. So is java.net. The wininet.dll 
library in the MS world
does the same thing.
Received on Thursday, 20 February 2003 12:26:32 UTC

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