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Re: Pipelining in HTTP 1.1

From: Fred Baker <fred@cisco.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 15:46:05 -0700
Cc: "David Morris" <dwm@xpasc.com>, <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "Jonathan Leighton" <leighton@cis.udel.edu>, "Paul D. Amer" <amer@cis.udel.edu>
Message-Id: <E3615B17-A65E-46D4-909E-7F1026E61646@cisco.com>
To: "Preethi Natarajan (prenatar)" <prenatar@cisco.com>
Yes. It sounds like it should discuss ordering within a stream that is  
reused, and should also discuss the fact that SCTP streams (and  
therefore requests distributed among several) can be delivered in any  

On Mar 30, 2009, at 3:39 PM, Preethi Natarajan (prenatar) wrote:

>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:ietf-http-wg-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of David Morris
>> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 3:05 PM
>> To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
>> Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
>> Subject: Re: Pipelining in HTTP 1.1
>> Use caution for anything which might re-order processing of
>> transactions which are not idempotent. Pipelining includes
>> some rules regarding waiting for responses in those cases. I
>> think you are attempting to mix apples and oranges and are
>> going to confuse the reader. If I understand SCTP correctly,
>> each SCTP stream is equivalent to a unique TCP connection in
>> terms of packet flow management. So your different streams
>> is equivalent to multiple connections under classic HTTP/TCP.
>> That being the case, HTTP pipelining rules and discussion
>> applies to each individual SCTP stream and anything below
>> that layer shouldn't be considered by HTTP.
>> Pipelining retains the order of requests within a TCP
>> connection. Again per my understanding SCTP retains the order
>> within the SCTP stream but not between streams so to compare
>> behavior at the SCTP transport level with behavior at the TCP
>> connection level makes no sense to me.
> Your understanding of SCTP streams is accurate. What you are saying
> confirms my earlier suspicions that the "pipelining" section in 2616
> actually defines "pipelining over TCP" and not "pipelining over a
> transport connection".
> I suppose a spec describing HTTP over SCTP should accurately define
> "pipelining over SCTP streams" and discuss how it relates to 2616.
> Thanks,
> Preethi
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