It is useful for providing caches of scenes, etc.
Agreed, the actual motion updates of
participants/objects should be handled
differently. Earlier discussion mentioned DIS,
and that could be incorporated complementary to
the http portion later.
As for corporate efforts, corporations tend to
keep things to themselves because they think
exclusivity gives them an edge. It is usually
unintended that they let something like Unix slip
out and get used and improved by a larger
community. Some changes are underway, and a good
sign is that SGI is willing to let the Inventor
format be used as a starting point. But just
because corporate efforts are underway does not
guarantee it will get done. Corporations are
fickle at times.
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