||The Trouble with JXTA|
|Subject:||Re: sun's domination ploy and alternates to heavy XML-based protocol approaches|
"..in short, don't worry about data representation and creating a standard way to represent all data (thus incurring ineffeciencies due to the necessary generality of this task), instead focus on providing easy ways for people to make your protocol actionable. that's what really matters. with technologies such as Java Reflections, now this protocol->method/action binding doesn't even have to be compile time, so there really is no argument against such an approach.
Hear us Roar