Re: fwd: metaphorical Web
Simon St.Laurent qoted, > The WS-Routing specification, in an effort spearheaded by Microsoft > and IBM, would break packets along SOAP boundaries rather than at > preset lengths, an as such would allow for the efficient transmission > of complete SOAP commands, though it would rely upon TCP/IP packets > and even HTTP for the transmission of non-XML attachments such as > images, sounds or multimedia. To do this effectively, it would mean > that every single operating system would have to adopt the WS-Routing > architecture or be shut out of the process; the danger here is that > you would end up for a while with a two tier Internet where much of > the world is not on WS-Routing, with the very real consequence that > TCP/IP-HTTP solutions would need to be built to bridge, actually > decreasing the efficiency of the networks over the few years that it > would take for such a changeover to occur. It also assumes a > willingness to modify or even replace billions of lines of code that > have been built to utilize the TCP/IP architecture in order to go to > this supposed next stage. Not that I'd dream of underestimating MS or IBM, but this is an exercise in pure fantasy, as a comparison with the glacial pace of the vastly less radical IPv6 deployment should make blindingly obvious. Is this wild over enthusiasm, wild over optimism or simply desparation? Cheers, Miles
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