Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Somebody write some code!
Author: Pete Jansson Posted: 8/5/1999; 2:52:30 PM Topic: Yusuf Mehdi on Instant Messaging Msg #: 9191 (In response to 9146) Prev/Next: 9190 / 9192
Is there really any reason for either AOL or MS to create an open protocol? What would be much better is to already have a set of protocols and some implementations, and then persuade MS and AOL to interoperate with the protocols -- there's a much better chance of that happening! So, rather than sit around in a committee and try to invent the Instant Messaging Protocol equivalent of Ada, sombody should just write a new implementation and make the protocol open. Then the IETF could adopt a best practice as a standard (like they've done before with SMTP and other protocols that were sweet implementations long before they were standards) and we'll all be much happier.
Programmers, start diggin'!
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Somebody write some code!, Jacob Levy, 8/5/1999; 3:08:00 PM
- Re: Somebody write some code!, Chris Hanson, 8/6/1999; 4:03:44 PM
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