[June 30, 2000] "This [see draft] is the LOTP (Layered Object Transport Protocol) Architecture document. It describes the design goals, structure, and functionality of LOTP. This includes interrelations between the Core, Transfer Adapters, and modules. Please send non-editorial comments to xml-dist-app (see archives). Status of this Document: This document is a work in progress, not endorsed by the W3C membership. It is a living document. While, some effort will be made to maintain the anchors from version to version, it is impossible to guarantee anchor or information persistence over the life of this document. LOTP is still in experimental stages. It may evolve into a deployed generalized XML protocol or it may be used as a learning experience for designing another protocol. It is drawn largely from SOAP and I'd like to see the LOTP advantages ported back to SOAP. I use a separate name and namespace for the LOTP protocol to prevent collisions with the current SOAP protocol. This document may evolve into a fully normative document and is therefor intended to be as short as possible (except for examples). . ."