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Re: Application "core protocol" BOF/WG idea

From: Graham Klyne <GK@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 19:30:09 +0000
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19990212120556.0069d3f8@pop.dial.pipex.com>
To: Chris Newman <chris@innosoft.com>
Cc: spreitze@parc.xerox.com, discuss@apps.ietf.org
At 14:27 11/02/99 -0800, Chris Newman wrote:
[...]
>Efficiency brings in all sorts of tradeoffs.  One can make a protocol use
>a few fewer bytes on the wire by using a binary encoding, but this has the
>expense of requiring significant additional programmer time to develop
>debugging and testing suites since "telnet" doesn't work any more.

Here is an interesting possible win...  If the APPLCORE framework provides
sufficient structure that a generic test/debug suite can be created to
assist protocol implementors.

#g

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Graham Klyne
(GK@ACM.ORG)
Received on Friday, 12 February 1999 14:31:19 UTC

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