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Re: XML, routing

xml routing
miles@m... (Miles Sabin) writes:
>But I don't think it has any bearing on the viability of pushing XML 
>down the stack in the way Kurt's report seemed to be suggesting 
>(whether or not that was what Don _meant_ to say). There's too much 
>exisiting infrastructure for that to be viable outside of relatively 
>closed environments.
>Like I said: look at IPv6, or look at multicast.

For the public Internet, I completely agree.  I'm more concerned about
the impact of these issues on "relatively closed environments."  

For a brief period of time, we've had a strangely unified networking
universe, where large chunks of the closed environments are running on
the same network infrastructure as the open environments.  It's not
universal, of course - there are still lots of non-IP environments out
there - but it's certainly been a change.

If, as I suspect, this kind of routing starts out on top of an HTTP (or
even) IP foundation which can later be shifted to whatever seems
convenient, we may find that situation changing.  I have to admit that
I marveled at how transparent the switchover from NetBEUI/whatever to
TCP/IP felt over successive versions of Windows.

Might be better for some people, might be worse for others.  

(Personally, I've never been too happy with how closed-environment
assumptions have afflicted a lot of seemingly open-environment
specifications, including XML, so I'd be inclined to say it was for the

Simon St.Laurent - SSL is my TLA
http://simonstl.com may be my URI
http://monasticxml.org may be my ascetic URI
urn:oid: is another possibility altogether


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