XML Watch, Bird's-eye BEEP

Part 1 of an introduction to the Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol standard of the IETF

From the developerWorks archives

Edd Dumbill

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: December 01, 2001

While debate continues on reusing HTTP as a convenient way to connect applications, a new protocol called BEEP -- Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol -- has been standardized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Making use of XML itself, BEEP does for Internet protocols what XML has done for documents and data. In his first column for developerWorks, seasoned XML observer Edd Dumbill explains how BEEP provides a framework that allows developers to focus on the important aspects of their applications rather than wasting time with the detail of establishing communication channels.

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