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

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:29:37 -0800
To: "David W. Morris" <dwm@xpasc.com>
Cc: ipp@pwg.org, http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9901261529.aa29539@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>> > No application should use HTTP as a transport.
>As an absolute statement, that's absurd. Everything done with HTTP is
>running applications. It is myoptic to claim that a CGI program is
>anything other than an application which uses HTTP as the transport.

The Web uses HTTP as a transfer protocol, not a transport protocol.
HTTP includes application semantics and any application that conforms
to those semantics while using HTTP is also using it as a transfer
protocol.  Those that don't are using it as a transport protocol,
which is just a waste of bytes.

This is a topic for some future IETF hallway conversation, not two
standards mailing list, so I apologize in advance for not continuing
this further.

Received on Tuesday, 26 January 1999 23:31:54 UTC

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