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T is for Transfer

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2002 14:14:34 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200203281914.OAA22252@markbaker.ca>
To: PMAppleton@bemis.com (Appleton Pete M)
Cc: highland.m.mountain@intel.com, xml-dist-app@w3.org
> Yes, I do see HTTP as being purely transport.

With all due respect, it doesn't matter how you see it, it is *not* a
transport protocol.  You can use it this way, the same way I can use any
application protocol as a transport protocol by disregarding the task
that the application protocol is trying to coordinate.  But that doesn't
make it one.


Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
Received on Thursday, 28 March 2002 14:09:22 UTC

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