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Joe Armstrong <>
Tue Feb 12 10:14:42 CET 2002


Well done klacke, brilliant.

I had a few ideas for extensions :-)
 
    a) make the server into a mutil-protocol server
        i.e now it's HTML request -> HTML reply

        Suppose it could handle SOAP request -> SOAP reply
        synchronously with the HTML requests (and say SNMP)
        or even Erl rpc :-)

         Then you could use the server as a regular HTTP/HTML machine
          but manage it out of band (so to speak) with SOAP or XMLRPC
         requests.

    b) Add the notion of small peer groups - when we do things like IRC 
instant messaging etc. we have to connect to a central server - but most of 
the time
the peer group could "detach" itself from the cenral server - 
suppose I (joe) wants to "chat" to you (Klacke) why do I need ICQ/MSN/AOL
to introduce us - I have a permanent IP - that's all that's needed :-)
it would be nice if clients that connected to the sever could become part of 
the server itself .... (though a soap channel, or an erl channel) ... and then
detach themselves ...

     I'll have to take a look at the code :-)

    /Joe






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