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Re: Issues 12 & 192 (long)

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 10:49:23 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200203281549.KAA18664@markbaker.ca>
To: highland.m.mountain@intel.com (Mountain, Highland M)
Cc: PMAppleton@bemis.com ('Appleton Pete M'), highland.m.mountain@intel.com (Mountain Highland M), xml-dist-app@w3.org
Pete wrote;

> Pete Appleton wrote:
> How can an HTTP proxy track your purchasing habits?  Shouldn't this be a
> SOAP intermediary?  If an HTTP proxy is tracking, this implies that the
> message contents have semantic meaning to it (the HTTP proxy), which implies
> that it is more than just an HTTP proxy.

Nope.  A purchasing agent can be built with just HTTP and a handful
of assertions, either in RDF or with HTTP headers.

You're still seeing HTTP as a transport protocol.  It isn't.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Thursday, 28 March 2002 10:44:12 UTC

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