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Re: Meeting this week
On Mon, 21 Aug 2000, Steven Pritchard wrote:
> Tim said:
> > Is there a topic that will be discussed at the next meeting?
> Of course!
> I don't know what it is, but there will be a topic. ;-)
> (Suggestions welcome.)
How about XML? I keep hearing about it, but I don't really understand
it. Is it like Microsoft's stupid 'SOAP' thing? Where other data is
transported over HTTP? IMHO, that seems completely pointless. The point of
TCP/IP is to provide a data-independent transport layer, if you create
another over HTTP, then it's TCP/IP over HTTP over TCP/IP.
Bruce Schneider tore into SOAP a bit ago. He disapproved for obvious
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