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Re: XMail and XML Protocols (WAS: Removal (Time for XMail?))

From: Ken MacLeod <ken@bitsko.slc.ut.us>
Date: 29 Sep 2000 12:01:43 -0500
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"S. Mike Dierken" <mike@knownow.com> writes:

> > HTTP effectively solves the case of relatively
> > synchronous request/response architectures, but is less than adequate for
> > highly asynchronous messaging systems,
> 
> Tell me again why HTTP is less than adequate for highly asynchronous
> messaging systems?

It's not the format (header+body) but the semantics defined as part of
the HTTP protocol.  Change (or remove) the semantics and the format is
just fine.

This is very similar to the process of SOAP moving from 0.9 to 1.1,
unlayering of the semantics so the format could be more broadly used.

  -- Ken
Received on Friday, 29 September 2000 13:01:45 GMT

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