Re: W3C Schema: Resistance is Futile, says Don Box
On Monday 10 June 2002 8:38 pm, Aaron Skonnard wrote: > Ok, ok, I take it back. HTTP is probably trivial to implement (having > not implemented it fully myself). I brought it into the discussion > because it's something we all use yet I'm sure we could still find a > group of developers that thinks it technically [expletive deleted] for whatever > reason. As is my destiny on XML-DEV, I will now point out that HTTP [expletive deleted]. It's based on TCP, and until recently (and even then not with the trivial implementations people throw together) set up an entire TCP connection to then send a single request packet and get a single response packet. Even when used in 'persistent mode' it then introduces a framing system that carefully emulates the underlying packet-based nature of the network which TCP does a lot of work to carefully hide away. HTTP has a lot of confusing options that nobody seems to implement. Just look at the list of error codes for a quick run-down of them. It seemed to be at its best around 1.0, before they put in all that "Connection:" stuff to try and make up for the misuse of TCP. Check this baby out: http://research.sun.com/techrep/1999/abstract-71.html "Hybrid TCP-UDP Transport for Web Traffic" 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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