Re: ORLANDO BOF MINUTES

From: Bencsath Boldizsar (boldi@budapest.hu)
Date: Mon, Dec 07 1998


Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 02:30:37 +0100 (CET)
From: Bencsath Boldizsar <boldi@budapest.hu>
To: ietf-http-ng@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.05.9812080221340.16431-100000@sas.fph.hu>
Subject: Re: ORLANDO BOF MINUTES


Funny ideas:

-If HTTP-NG something, that solves all the problems of the web and the
rest of the world, I think, it is a good idea to think about integrating
FTP, so special command set for file transfers / universal file
description :) / in HTTP-NG. Because, lower layers of HTTP/NG support FTP
as well as the web applications, and ftp is not evolving enough fast, but
the use of FTP is great in percentage.

The other problem is the URL. Should HTTP/NG use the same with overloading
just another time or not? Hard to say, but changing the name / and even
with a dash in the middle of it / wouldn't be so nice, but..
The other problem, that HTTP in a descriptor is not really nice even now.
http:// has not too much meaning to the average user, and simply some
funny letters about the internet. Integrating FTP could mean the mixture
of the standard OSI layers. It wouldn't be bad to think about it, and make
some kind of documents about the role of the HTTP/NG, the layers of
HTTP/NG vs OSI layers. It would be nice :)

Sorry about the lame email :)
boldizsar

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Bencsath Boldizsar
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boldi@inf.bme.hu boldi@rulez.org
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