IFX Mail Archive: Capability exchange and interoperability

IFX Mail Archive: Capability exchange and interoperability

Capability exchange and interoperability

Graham Klyne (GK@Dial.pipex.com)
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 09:26:05 +0100

At 09:53 25/03/99 -0800, Michael Crawford wrote:

>The result is that we all would like capabilities exchange, but have not
>thought through what we do when there
>is not a match on capabilities...

I don't think capability exchange is the whole story.

Required baseline support is what guarantees interoperability. (As TIFF-S
for Internet fax.)

Capability exchange allows systems to use better capabilities when both
parties can support them.

#g

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Graham Klyne
(GK@ACM.ORG)