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Re: Comments on the HTTP/1.0 draft.

From: Simon E Spero <ses@tipper.oit.unc.edu>
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 94 09:01:25 -0500
Message-Id: <9412051401.AA00361@tipper.oit.unc.edu>
To: Chuck Shotton <cshotton@oac.hsc.uth.tmc.edu>
Cc: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
chuck-
 on sunsite, the volume of ftp requests was on a par with the number of 
http requests, and the average file size was larger- however, that isn't
the point here. EOL translation in message bodies is handled for HTML by
the SGML RE/RS mechanism, so the only real win would be for text/plain 
, so it's not really worth requiring such a major change. ch

FTP efficincy  for web use is more a factor of poor
implementations than anything else- unless the control connection cache is 
enabled, libwww ftp really crawls. With the control connection cache turned
on, ftp and http are much of a muchness. newline translation is usually not
that significant over wide area networks ( especially if the ftpd has a 
decently tweaked newline scanner)

Simon
Received on Monday, 5 December 1994 06:03:02 EST

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