Some questions

Steinar Bang sb at
Fri Dec 3 09:09:41 GMT 1999

>>>>> David Megginson <david at>:

> "Jeffrey E. Sussna" <jes at> writes:
>> I wouldn't consider RDF at the same level as CORBA, but perhaps part
>> of an overall solution.

> Though I'm the one that brought CORBA into the discussion, I think
> that a better comparison would probably be XMI, since CORBA is a
> protocol rather than a format.

<pedantic mode>
CORBA is a standard (or set of standards), for creating and using
distributed objects, and consisting of formats and protocols.
IIOP/GIOP would be a protocol, and so would the IDL interfaces
of the CORBA Services, if you stretch the concept.  IDL is definitely
a format, and I don't know how to categorize the different
IDL language bindings as either.
</pedantic mode>

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