Monday, 28 November 2011

Inappropriate Use of the WWW

Seen a couple of technical presentations/documents recently that contained a diagram, depicting the WWW like this:



Not specifically with SFTP, but other miscellaneous (non-HTTP) protocols.

I guess that this is an architectural misnomer. Technically, the WWW does not propagate anything but HTTP(S) (and whatever you choose to encapsulate within the HTTP protocol) - yes?

So if you were dealing with (for example) SOAP or RESTful web-services, putting "WWW" in the cloud thingy 'might' be appropriate, otherwise it's just the plain old internet.

Just putting it out there, mainly because I have not blogged anything for a little while...I bet the title of this post made you think it was about something much more interesting though, right?

;-)

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