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Need new MEP for SMTP binding

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 01:23:24 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200203140623.BAA28422@markbaker.ca>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Currently, the only MEP that's been defined is request/response.  In
starting work on the SMTP protocol binding however, I feel that it's
best to avoid request/response because SMTP is not a request/response
protocol.  To do request/response with SMTP would necessarily be
tunneling, and a major security issue.

Would there be any objections to us defining a new MEP that represents
a one way message with hop-by-hop acknowledgement, like SMTP?  I see
this as being reusable for any binding to a message queue based transfer

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:18:54 UTC

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