Is HTTP limiting Web services?

by Steve Anglin

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Delivering the keynote speech at European DevWeek 2002 on Tuesday, Microsoft .NET Developer Platform team architect Don Box said a replacement for HTTP will have to be found. That's because HTTP is reaching its limitations and will eventually pose a challenge for Web services, P2P applications and even security. But it's not clear who will provide this replacement, or what this replacement will be. Perhaps, that's the job for the W3C and/or the newly announced Web Services consortium. We'll see.