On Sun, 24 Jan 1999, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> >Should every
> >application that uses HTTP as a transport build in its own HTTP
> >implementation, even if one is already available on the platform?
>> No application should use HTTP as a transport.
I _strongly_ agree.
> If it used HTTP as HTTP,
> there wouldn't be any need for a separate implementation, but it would
> still be desirable to base the service on the best capabilities of HTTP
> and not on the characteristics that might be true of some other resources
> that are accessible via HTTP.