From: "Withers, Robert" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 12:42:34 -0500
Subject: RE: [e-lang] Serialization in Squeak-E (was: MAC calculation)

Hi Tyler, 
comments below... 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tyler Close []

> On Tuesday 26 November 2002 11:27, Rob Withers wrote:
> > Tyler,
> >
> > Do you have a link that I could read up on this?   This 
> sounds interesting,
> > if it is language neutral.  My current plan is to get to 
> this particular
> > finish line as quickly as possible, which means Squeak binary
> > serialization, no suspended or redirected connections, and CapTP. 
> > bada-bing.
> The WOMP was expressly designed to be language neutral and to
> facilitate interoperation between capability systems.

I seem to recall following some of the threads and remember this as an
important design goal.  Good. 

[clip links] 

so WOS runs on top of WOMP which runs over HTTP? tyler 

> Implementing the WOMP in Squeak should not require much work,
> assuming Squeak has: 
> HTTP server


> SSL support,  I don't think it does...yet tyler cg

> XML library


> your implementation for exporting capabilities. Really, the only

and my eventual sending framework, yes.   Could a synchronous mechanism could
be used to export capabilities or is the eventual sending a core part of
making them work?

> If you implement the WOMP, then it would be possible for Squeak
> programmers to immediately start producing applications that
> export a capability secure interface.

Given the lack of SSL, I think that implementing CapTP is the shortest path
to an operational system.   Following that, addressing the synchronization
issue becomes quite important for interoperability.  I would like to propose
a common serialization used over CatTP, since I am much closer to
DH_DSS_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA1, and don't need the full x509 support.  Of
course, it seems we may have x509, now... tyler

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