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RE: Web-friendly SOAP

From: Henrik Frystyk Nielsen <henrikn@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 14:12:32 -0700
Message-ID: <79107D208BA38C45A4E45F62673A434D0810D8B0@red-msg-07.redmond.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>, "Paul Prescod" <paul@prescod.net>
Cc: <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

>FTP and Usenet did not have that property until long after they were
>created; URIs gave it to them.  But FTP and NNTP still don't 
>know what a
>URI is, whereas HTTP does.  In a round about way, that's why HTTP is
>I challenge anybody to design an application protocol that knows what a
>URI is (not just one kind/scheme, but *any* URI), that doesn't have
>methods that mean the same as HTTP GET, PUT, POST, etc..

Not to rain on your parade but I think it's stretching it to say that
the only universally applicable application is and forever will be HTTP

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