> Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 17:32:06 +0200
> From: Theo van Veen <[log in to unmask]>
> I am not asking for richer diagnostics or something that is "sloppy,
> unpredictacle, non-interoperable". I am asking for something that
> allows me to broadcast the same request to different servers and
> getting usefull responses rather than first finding out
> automatically what servers (that are not known before) can and
> cannot handle, sending different queries to each server and then
> still having to deal with different responses.
If the servers all adhere to the profile that the client is trying to
implement, there is no problem. If they do not then there is NO WAY
to build a slopless, predictable, interoperable system out of them,
and we do users no favours if we pretend there is.
/o ) \/ Mike Taylor <[log in to unmask]> http://www.miketaylor.org.uk
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