News.Com on XML over HTTP

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at
Fri Jun 25 03:29:22 BST 1999

At 02:54 PM 6/24/99 -0700, Dave Winer wrote:
>"It's like inventing a language without verbs. There has to be a standard 
>way to deliver structured data. And if not CORBA, EJB, or even COM, then

That's one big, important article in an important place.  Okay fine, spends too much time covering the stock market.  Still, a lot of
people currently working with COM, CORBA, and EJB might run into it and
start wondering if there isn't an easier way to deal with messaging.

I can't say this kind of program-to-program communication is what drew me
in to XML (or keeps me here), but it's pretty impressive stuff.  I don't
think XML messaging over HTTP is the answer to all problems or necessarily
a replacement for CORBA, COM, and EJB, but it's a great answer for a large
number of tasks.

Long live HTTP!  I guess worse really is better!

Simon St.Laurent
XML: A Primer / Building XML Applications
Inside XML DTDs: Scientific and Technical (July)
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