RE: Generality of HTTP
On Wed, 2002-01-23 at 09:57, 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. And HTTP 1.1 has lots of parts I don't consider remotely necessary for client-server work. It might be interesting to take close look at HTTP as a likely candidate for subsetting. GET, POST, a few headers. Won't get rid of TCP's overhead, but it could simplify some kinds of processing without leaping to an entirely new spec. On the other hand, I do like BEEP a lot. (It also uses TCP.) -- Simon St.Laurent Ring around the content, a pocket full of brackets Errors, errors, all fall down! http://simonstl.com
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