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Re: announce: WorldOS 0.2

From: Lucas Gonze <lucas@gonze.com>
Date: Sat, 8 Jul 2000 17:04:36 -0400 (EDT)
To: michaelm@netsol.com
cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org, eric@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.10007081633060.775-100000@gonze.com>

On Sat, 8 Jul 2000, Michael Mealling wrote:
> Can you briefly tell us the difference between WorldOS and BXXP?

Ok.  I should point out that wOS is closer to XP than BXXP, though.  In
some ways BXXP is a higher level protocol.

BXXP is connection oriented.  wOS accepts any byte source, including UDP
and file streams.

Both BXXP and wOS assume loosely coupled systems.

Both BXXP and wOS are asynchronous.  However wOS also supports one-way
streams.


Less briefly
============

Framing
BXXP: octet counting, with a trailer
wOS: octet counting or octet blasting

Encoding
BXXP: MIME
wOS: XML

Error Reporting
BXXP: 3 digit + text
wOS: none (there is no assumption of a return channel to receive error
messages).  Error reporting is done at the level of derived application
protocols.

Multiplexing
BXXP: channels with TCP-style flow control
wOS: pipelining

User Authentication
BXXP: SASL
wOS: not addressed yet, probably will be TLS

Transport Security
BXXP: TLS
wOS: not addressed yet, probably will be TLS
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