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RE: Article: Fat protocols slow Web services

From: Mike Dierken <mike@dataconcert.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 09:23:33 -0800
Message-ID: <2AE31649CF989F4FB354F6D95EB0CE6E4D6738@xmlfmail.xmlfund.com>
To: "'Xml-Dist-App@W3. Org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Cc: "'David Orchard'" <david.orchard@bea.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Orchard [mailto:david.orchard@bea.com] 
> 
> Why is there a need for reliable http?  I believe that 
> reliability should be layered on top of HTTP, and SOAP is a 
> good place to do it.
> 
> Imagine the multi-hop case, and you can immediately see why 
> the higher layer needs end-to-end reliability.

I agree. Has anybody done a message sequence diagram showing the http
messages 
that would flow in:
a) multi-hope situation
b) client initiated situation (the 'request' is in the response to a client
request)
Received on Wednesday, 9 January 2002 12:24:24 GMT

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