Re: FW: LC Comments: Web Method Feature

On Friday 05 July 2002 11:15 pm, Amelia A. Lewis wrote:
> Keep in mind, too, that ten and fifteen years ago there were vocal
> opponents of ftp-to-email gateways and of MIME.  "SMTP is a *message*
> protocol.  If you want to transfer files, use a *file* *transfer* protocol.
> "  The glorification of HTTP as the highest possible layer in the stack
> seems to reflect those attitudes.

Funny.... I used the gatekeeper ftp to email gateway to very good effect to 
circumvent firewall limitations 10 years ago. I never thought of that as 
equivalent to SOAP over HTTP before. I can see the analogy though.

Received on Saturday, 6 July 2002 21:35:02 UTC