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Re: HTTP: T-T-T-Talking about MIME Generation

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 1994 20:35:10 -0800
To: "Daniel W. Connolly" <connolly@hal.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9412162035.aa08231@paris.ics.uci.edu>
Dan writes:

> I'd rather see more effort spent on
> 	(1) Specifying existing practice on HTTP/1.0, keeping an eye
> 	on opportunities to gateway/cache/proxy out of HTTP and into
> 	next-generation protocols.

doin' that

> 	(2) Carefully crafting HTTP-NG using an interface definition
> 	language like ASN/1 or OMG's IDL, so that it can be used
> 	with various transports and protocols. (ILU! ILU! ILU! ahem...)

Now that would be interesting!  Given all the packet-level games that
Simon wants to include in HTTP-NG, it would be interesting to see if it's
even possible to describe it with ILU.  That would certainly go a long
way toward making it easier to implement.

> 	(3) Investigating some name service and replication strategies
> 	so that links that we write today will continue to work tomorrow.

yep, no guarantees though.  I prefer small steps.

> 	(4) Coordinating implementation efforts, and working on
> 	a common base of reusable code.

doin' that, though it is important to have multiple common bases of
reusable code.

......Roy Fielding   ICS Grad Student, University of California, Irvine  USA
Received on Friday, 16 December 1994 20:37:29 UTC

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