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Re: Suggestion for NEW Issue: Pipelining problems

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 15:26:24 -0700
Message-Id: <92E370DD-3E10-43B3-B457-502195ACA811@yahoo-inc.com>
Cc: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
To: Stefanos Harhalakis <v13@priest.com>

Because of the head-of-line problems which pipelining attempts to  
solve. HTTP connections being short-lived is largely a side effect of  
implementation techniques that more and more servers are overcoming.

On 2007/07/25, at 1:14 PM, Stefanos Harhalakis wrote:

> On Wednesday 25 July 2007, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> I've been wondering about this for a little while, and would very
>> much like to see more work in this area. One of the interesting
>> questions is how you'd layer HTTP-over-SCTP onto the existing Web;
>> Upgrade doesn't quite meet the requirement (it's a whole new
>> connection). Seems like one more piece of site-wide metadata to
>> advertise...
>   Why one would want to implement "HTTP over SCTP"? AFAIK SCTP is  
> not meant
> for this kind of usage. HTTP connections are short lived and have a  
> strict
> requirement for ordered data delivery. They also seem to better match
> the 'stream' instead of the 'message' notion. AFAICS, SCTP should  
> be used for
> long (or at least longer than HTTP) lived sessions that communicate  
> using
> messages instead of a stream and possibly don't require ordered data
> delivery.

Mark Nottingham       mnot@yahoo-inc.com
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2007 22:26:44 UTC

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