Stilgar writes: "Seems like one of the Internet architects, Marshall Rose, is at it again. This time he invented a Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol (BXXP) which seems a *much* nicer alternative to the aging HTTP (if the IETF will give it a chance). Check out the story at NetworkWorldFusion news." From the article: "One special feature of a BXXP connection is it can carry multiple simultaneous exchanges of data - called channels - between users. For example, users can chat and transfer files at the same time from one application that employs a network connection. BXXP uses XML to frame the information it carries, but the information can be in any form including images, data or text."