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Re: XML protocol comparison

From: Michael Branch <mbranch@vignette.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 11:43:00 -0500
Message-ID: <39199193.7FF2D30D@vignette.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Dave - I've recently become the Vignette representative to the ICE authoring group - I wasn't here at the time, so I can't comment on what happened in the past to give you such a bad feeling towards ICE and Vignette, but saying that ICE is a Vignette standard seems to
belittle the contributions from all the other members of the authoring group and the ICE network. The authoring group is definitely looking for feedback on the current spec and input for future versions - details of how to participate can be found on the ICE website
(http://www.icestandard.org/) or through the non-profit hosting organization IDEAlliance (http://www.idealliance.org/).

I don't want to get into a religious war here either, regarding theDarkSideOfSyndication, but it seems to me that both models can make sense, depending on your goals. To quote from an e-mail thread from one of the other ICE authoring group members:
"The simple-syndicator implementation in ICE allows a single author with a simple PC the ability to put content where it can be served. The ability to have pointers to content and applications via SOAP is quite interesting, but would require a large commitment to
bandwidth,  processor power, and content distribution networks on the part of the content creator."

Michael Branch
Received on Wednesday, 10 May 2000 12:40:27 UTC

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