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Re: The Two Way Web

From: Mark Baker <mark.baker@Canada.Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 14:33:11 -0500
Message-ID: <38DBC2F7.926723CF@canada.sun.com>
To: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
CC: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>, xml-dist-app@w3.org, soap@discuss.develop.com

> Perhaps this is something of a tangent, but I've been impressed by the way
> some relatively old ideas in this space (Linda systems) have been
> re-presented in a simple, more developer friendly manner. I'm thinking of
> Sun's Javaspaces/Jini work and the TSpaces system from IBM, though there
> are other manifestations around.
> 
> I read Mark as coming from roughly the same direction (correct me please
> if I'm wrong Mark!). While I personally believe that Web protocol
> architectures can (like Javaspaces) might a lot from this tradition, we
> can set that topic aside and treat this as a study in technology
> popularisation.

That's right Dan.  I said as much in my FoRK discussion on this
topic;

http://www.xent.com/jan00/0850.html

> - does something _like_ an XML-oriented take on the Linda interfaces
>  (ie. a tuplespace model with 'ask' and 'tell' as principle operations)
>   make sense to anyone else here? (This could be eg. a set of XML-RPC
>   or SOAP interfaces so we're not talking about a stark opposition
>   between technologies...)

Absolutely.  The models are very similar, at least at a superficial
level.  I haven't thought about the parallels much deeper than
that.  I'm kinda busy typing nowadays.  8-)

MB
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