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Reliable messaging

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 16:01:41 -0400
To: "Burdett, David" <david.burdett@commerceone.com>
Cc: "'Christopher B Ferris'" <chrisfer@us.ibm.com>, www-ws-arch@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020829160141.S23141@www.markbaker.ca>

On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 11:48:41AM -0700, Burdett, David wrote:
> I like your definitions,  however, they do not address what I think is the
> certainty that although you can be sure a message was received, you can
> never be absolutely sure that it was not.

How can you be sure that a message was received?  Because there's always
a chance that the response to a message doesn't make it, and leaves the
two parties out of synch (i.e. two army problem).

Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
http://www.markbaker.ca        http://www.idokorro.com
Received on Thursday, 29 August 2002 16:02:59 UTC

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