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Re: Split within EDIINT: Multiple versions of AS2
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Davenport" <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 3:05 AM
Subject: Re: Split within EDIINT: Multiple versions of AS2
> I think that we should establish AS2 as a strong technical standard that
> does not pander to either group. After all, their applications will not
> suddenly stop working just because they can no longer call their
> software "AS2-compliant".
> In reply to Gary Crough's comment that we already have a split between
> AS1 and AS2, I would say that in this case there is a clear technical
> requirement for a split because of the differing requirements of SMTP
> vs. HTTP and the fact that HTTP is not fully MIME-compliant. In an
> ideal world we would not need the AS1(RFC3335)/AS2 split either but
> history has meant that this split was the starting point for the EDIINT
> effort. It is something that EDIINT had no control over. The split
> within AS2 is different: I don't think there is a fundamental technical
> need for it and we are at the cusp in history where we can avoid it if
> we so wish.
> Chris Davenport
> Davros Computer Systems
Well said, Chris!
This approach sustains the historic spirit of the Internet.
We should stay the course.
Open Commerce, Inc.