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From Nick Chalko <n...@chalko.com>
Subject Re: Proposals
Date Fri, 07 Nov 2003 23:28:50 GMT
Stephen McConnell wrote:

> Sure - and I think HTTP protocol support is fundamental.  With the 
> Avalon stuff we are using HTTP today but we making sure that the 
> repository SPI enables selection of alternative repository protocols 
> so that we put a lot more intelligence into the backend/client 
> relationship. For example - things we want to be able to do is post a 
> query and get back a serialized deployment descriptor. For these sort 
> of applications one should look beyond HTTP.

I strongly disagree,  HTTP is perhaps the only protocol you can count on 
being widely available behind firewalls etc. 
Now  REST or SOAP or whatever is a seperate matter.  But HTTP thw best 
way to build a lously coupled system like this.

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