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Re: NEW ISSUE: isolate TCP-specific aspects of HTTP

From: Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 13:03:35 -0400
Message-ID: <6c9fcc2a0903311003ya6eabf4o83ab12cf6bb61419@mail.gmail.com>
To: Dan Wing <dwing@cisco.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
> Can we say anything more than "SHOULD be adaptable"?  I don't know it might
> mean.
>
> Let's say, for example, my implementation supports running HTTP over SCTP --
> what should my implementation do in order to meet that SHOULD?

Well, I was just giving a sketch.  The SHOULD be adaptable means --
and perhaps it'd be good to say this more explicitly -- that the
implementation shouldn't be so tied to TCP that it can't accommodate
anything else.  Just as we're trying to isolate the TCP-specific
pieces in the document, the implementations should isolate the
TCP-specific pieces there.

Of course, what you have to do to run over SCTP... would be in an
"SCTP Considerations" section of the document, or in a separate
document that addresses HTTP over SCTP.  I think of the TCP section
being included in the base doc as an acknowledgement that it's the
"mandatory to implement" version, at least for now.

Barry
Received on Tuesday, 31 March 2009 17:04:16 GMT

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