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From: Charles Kilkenny <kilkenny@gfn.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 11:47:00 +0100
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Message-ID: <00bf01bff625$a9780060$c5f2edc1@emerald.g-f-n.demon.co.uk>

We would like to ask the community for opinions on RACE (the Rapid
Application Communication and Emulation Protocol). We will try to avoid any
kind of PR and hope we will not waste anyone's time.

RACE is a general framework for messaging, XML data transfer, B2B
communications, and e-commerce. RACE is not an XML protocol, but rather an
underlying transport protocol (which can be used by higher-level XML
protocols). The protocol supports different inter-application communication
models and can be extended independent of the application. For example, to
support different security models, data compression and multiplexing.

We have published RACE as an Internet-Draft

For the XML Protocol Comparisons Table:

   Protocol:      RACE (Rapid Application Communication and Emulation)
   Category:      non-XML protocols
   Organisation:  Global Financial Networks Limited
   Architects:    Charles Kilkenny (Global Financial Networks Limited)
   Status:        Draft Specification
   XML Syntax:    N/A
   Facets:        <needs clarification independent of XML facets>
   Example:       See draft.

   Facets Notes:

      serialization - <not xml based>
      extensibility - yes
      skinnyness - yes
      protocol - yes
      interface discovery - yes
      transactions - logical grouping, <extendible>
      remote procedure - <application specific>
      business process - N/A
      security - authentication framework, <extendible>
      routing - <extendible, application specific>
      packaging - <not xml based>, <extendible for multiplexing, blocking,
attachments, etc.>

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Kind regards,

Charles Kilkenny

Charles Kilkenny (mailto:kilkenny@gfn.co.uk)

Global Financial Networks Limited
The Leys, 2c Leyton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 2TL, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1582 467 486, Fax: +44 (0)1582 467 488, http://www.gfn.co.uk
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