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[ARIN-consult] Oppose retiring email templates

michael.dillon at bt.com wrote:
> 
> I think that the public discussion should be careful not to
> get into too much comparison of REST vs SOAP and similar
> things. More important is the schema of the data items
> to be included in each transaction. If this is clear and
> unambiguous, then multiple protocols and formats can easily be
> used. For instance JSON over REST, XML over SOAP, XML over XMPP.
> Even JSON or XML over SMTP is worth considering, just don't
> use the hostmaster email address, and don't even use an SMTP
> server that is used for Internet email.
> 

Holy acronyms batman!

Can someone please explain to me why complicating a process that's
already very simple and easy to work with is a good thing?

~Seth