RE: Generality of HTTP
On Wed, 23 Jan 2002, Al B. Snell wrote: > Although proper use of HTTP/1.1 will spread the overhead of connection > setup and teardown, HTTP/1.1 is a relatively complex protocol to implement > and there is still the issue of the seperate acks of request and response > as opposed to piggybacking them with the data transfers as UDP-based > protocols do. Oooh, forgot to add - those ACK packets may be tiny, but on an ATM backbone they still take up a full 48-byte cell! ABS -- Alaric B. Snell http://www.alaric-snell.com/ http://RFC.net/ http://www.warhead.org.uk/ Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software
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