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Re: Draft Minutes of HTTP Working Group, 33rd IETF Meeting, Stockholm

From: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 95 15:12:41 PDT
Message-Id: <9508110406.AA20830@netmail2.microsoft.com>
To: jg@w3.org
Cc: blampson@microsoft.com, janssen@parc.xerox.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, http-wg-request%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
] 	* needs to support non-blocking or streaming (often called "batching")
] 	of requests; if there is no error from a request and the request has
] 	no return value, the system shouldn't generate network
] 	traffic.  Round trips are the death of performance on a world
] 	wide network, with round trip times often measured in hundreds
] 	of milliseconds (or more).

I presume that what you really mean is that round trips that you have 
to wait for are death.  If you want delivery to be reliable, then there 
has to be an ack at some level.

Received on Thursday, 10 August 1995 20:23:39 UTC

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