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Fwd: Discussion of new object-oriented binary wire protocol for HTTP-NG

From: Bill Janssen <janssen@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 20:48:14 PDT
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Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 15:45:03 PDT
From: Bill Janssen <janssen@parc.xerox.com>
Subject: Discussion of new object-oriented binary wire protocol for HTTP-NG

I've been encouraged by both the OMG and the W3C to start considering
what a distributed object wire protocol might look like, if it was to
support an object-oriented variant of HTTP, whatever that might mean.
I intend to post a straw-man document describing such a wire protocol
to the HTTP-NG mailing list next week some time, with some initial
thinking in order to start a discussion about this topic.

If you're interested in participating in such a discussion, you should
read the archive of the HTTP-NG list at 


Also, explore the documents about HTTP-NG thinking so far, at


In particular, read about the MUX protocol


as session state established with such a protocol will be important in
the design of an efficient wire protocol.

You might also download and build ILU, the distributed object system
from PARC, which has already been used in some of the HTTP-NG
experiments, and which I propose to continue using for prototyping
and experimentation:


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