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Re: The deep difference between request/response and fire-and-forget

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 10:28:55 -0500
Message-ID: <c70bc85d0601130728w1f00fbddvdf780b3dda566497@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley@sun.com>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org

Marc,

On 1/13/06, Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley@sun.com> wrote:
>It seems to me that
> there's little difference to the user between one of these methods
> throwing an exception and getting. e.g., a HTTP 4xx or 5xx status
> code.

An authoritative 4xx or 5xx response tells you that the request
failed.  But if you missed the response entirely, you don't know that
it wouldn't have been a 2xx response.  This is the determinism
tradeoff I just mentioned.

But yah, I agree with you about FAF-over-req/resp.

Mark.
Received on Friday, 13 January 2006 15:28:59 GMT

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