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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Tuesday, 20 August 2002

Protocol Design

Don Box on Tolerance

Don talks about the evils of tolerance in receiving implementations, and I say Amen, brother! Preach! The classic approach works when there are relatively few implementators; however, when the whole world implements a protocol (whether it’s SOAP or HTML or whatever), you’re asking for trouble if you allow too generously.