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Re: Section 3.2.2

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Jun 1996 11:43:15 PDT
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Jun1.114317pdt.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
> Section 3.2.2 says:
> 
> Note: Although the HTTP protocol is independent of the transport layer
> protocol, the http URL only identifies resources by their TCP location,
> and thus non-TCP resources MUST be identified by some other URI scheme. 

Paul:

> In any case, I'm not sure what compelling purpose this note serves, and
> rather than debate it, it might be better just to nuke it.

Roy:

> It serves as a reminder to implementors and (hopefully) as a way to
> nuke people who say "HTTP can only be run over TCP because that
> is the only protocol supported by the http URL", which explains the
> "and thus ..." above.

nuke notes, not people.

Larry
Received on Saturday, 1 June 1996 11:48:24 EDT

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