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Re: W3C plan for XML protocol work

From: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
Date: 26 Apr 2000 10:55:55 -0500
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
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"Eric Prud'hommeaux" <eric@w3.org> writes:

> On Sat, Apr 22, 2000 at 02:37:24PM -0500, Ken MacLeod wrote:
> > Much of what we've been calling "protocol" has been _usage_ or
> > _application_ of envelope format, rather than any specific
> > definition of an envelope format.  For example, SOAP defines a
> > format for specifying envelopes, and then _only_ one usage (RPC)
> > of that format.
> Perhaps separating them, like the "non-XML protocols", would be the
> most clear way to help apples and apples comparisons.

Hmm, maybe the XML Protocol Comparisons web applet could re-sort or
filter according to selected facets?  ;-)

There's overlap between the protocols that define payload format,
envelope format, and/or protocol, so I don't think there's a useful
seperation between them.

  -- Ken
Received on Wednesday, 26 April 2000 11:51:44 UTC

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