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Re: FW: LC Comments: Web Method Feature

From: Gavin Thomas Nicol <gtn@rbii.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 21:32:35 -0400
To: "'xml-dist-app@w3.org'" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
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On Monday 08 July 2002 6:52 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> The only reason there even existed a concept of an FTP to SMTP gateway
> fifteen years ago was because FTP and SMTP used different addressing
> models and different method names/semantics. If those were unified into
> a single application protocol with URIs and a single set of methods you
> could have used an "FTP client" to talk to your "SMTP server". Really an
> "ftp client" would be just a different user interface for the shared
> protocol. 

Absolutely right.... URI's + the *abstract* protocol form a complete system.
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