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Re: Sun White Paper on WebNFS

From: <touch@isi.edu>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 1996 09:58:44 -0700
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To: koen@win.tue.nl, paulh@imc.org
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> To: koen@win.tue.nl (Koen Holtman)
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> At 6:42 AM -0700 6/14/96, Koen Holtman wrote:
> There isn't even a
> >facility for sending along the MIME type of the data.
> 
> Gee, *that* sure sounds like a modern Internet protocol... Why tell people
> what they're receiving? :-)

A transport protocol might have no business indicating content.

Or how to cache, or any number of other things.

But then the HTTP/1.1 spec might be 10 pages long,
and likely to be used for 10-15 years in essentially
its original form, like other "modern Internet protocols".
Oh well.

Joe

Joe
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Received on Monday, 17 June 1996 10:04:47 EDT

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