Re: FW: LC Comments: Web Method Feature

On Monday 08 July 2002 6:52 pm, Paul Prescod wrote:
> The only reason there even existed a concept of an FTP to SMTP gateway
> fifteen years ago was because FTP and SMTP used different addressing
> models and different method names/semantics. If those were unified into
> a single application protocol with URIs and a single set of methods you
> could have used an "FTP client" to talk to your "SMTP server". Really an
> "ftp client" would be just a different user interface for the shared
> protocol. 

Absolutely right.... URI's + the *abstract* protocol form a complete system.

Received on Monday, 8 July 2002 21:32:02 UTC