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NEW ISSUE: isolate TCP-specific aspects of HTTP

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:22:48 +1100
Message-Id: <8E241CE2-4630-4290-BE78-06037FD451D8@mnot.net>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
There's a growing amount of interest in running HTTP in ways other  
than the way it's described as using TCP in RFC2616. This includes the  
ongoing discussion of HTTP-over-SCTP as well as more radical  
approaches such as "reverse HTTP."

To make the specification of such mechanisms easier and less prone to  
error, p1 should be arranged so that TCP-specific connection details  
be isolated from the rest of the specification. An alternate approach  
would be to factor such aspects into a separate draft, but this is  
probably not necessary (i.e., as long as it's easy to identify which  
parts of p1 are overridden, that should be enough).

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 00:23:27 UTC

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