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Re: XMLP WG Issue 12

From: Michael Champion <mike.champion@softwareag-usa.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 22:21:18 -0400
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@mnot.net>
To: "christopher ferris" <chris.ferris@east.sun.com>
Cc: "Hugo Haas" <hugo@w3.org>; <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2001 10:09 PM
Subject: Re: XMLP WG Issue 12

> The OSI stack is a tool to help understand the relationships between
> different technologies and their purposes; it is not a protocol
> design oracle.

Strongly agree!  

> I would observe that it's quite unusual for a content format to poke
> its head up into the protocol. In the HTTP, when you submit a form
> and you forget to include your street address, is the response code
> 500? 
> HTTP status codes are a simplistic way of making the client software
> aware of the state of the server regarding the response. They are
> (mis-)used for a variety of things on the Web today. 

Even more strongly agree! 
Received on Thursday, 31 May 2001 22:21:53 UTC

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