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Re: Resend: Re: IPP> Chunked POST: SUMMARY

From: <kugler@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 09:24:44 -0700
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: ipp@pwg.org
Message-Id: <87256704.005A2A56.00@d53mta08h.boulder.ibm.com>


  <9901240030.aa0531-@paris.ics.uci.edu> wrote:
Original Article: http://www.egroups.com/list/http-wg/?start=8506
> >Roy, would implementing it as a Java servlet be braindead?
>
> That depends on the servlet API.
Unfortunately, the Servlet API spec is silent on the issues of
Content-Length and chunking.

>
> >Should every
> >application that uses HTTP as a transport build in its own HTTP
> >implementation, even if one is already available on the platform?
>
> No application should use HTTP as a transport.

I don't think everyone would agree with that statement.  See

Network Working Group                                        Keith Moore
Internet-Draft                                   University of Tennessee
5 August 1998                                           Patrik Faltstrom
Expires: 5 February 1999                                           Tele2
         On the use of HTTP as a Substrate for Other Protocols
                      draft-iesg-using-http-00.txt


> If it used HTTP as HTTP,
> there wouldn't be any need for a separate implementation, but it would
> still be desirable to base the service on the best capabilities of HTTP
> and not on the characteristics that might be true of some other resources
> that are accessible via HTTP.
>
> ....Roy
>
Received on Monday, 25 January 1999 16:26:23 EST

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