Re: Why the Web?

> This reminds me of the folks who built RPC systems by setting properties
> on the root window of a specified X Window System server.  It was the
> only piece of software they had that was reasonably well implemented...

I don't understand this.  HTTP was designed to support this type of
coarse grained interaction style that involves transferring
representations of resources around the network.  In my thermostat
example, I was using it *exactly* as it was designed to be used.
There is simply no comparison to that hack job you described.

Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.

Received on Friday, 14 December 2001 14:05:12 UTC