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Re: iPhone streaming Internet-Draft posted

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Aug 2009 14:48:26 -0700
Message-Id: <p06240820c69bb9f71faa@[10.0.1.8]>
To: Daniel Stenberg <daniel@haxx.se>, Roger Pantos <rpantos@apple.com>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, http-live-streaming-review <http-live-streaming-review@group.apple.com>, "Travis W. Brown" <travis@apple.com>, Steve Sinclair <steve.sinclair@apple.com>
At 22:55  +0200 2/08/09, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>On Sun, 2 Aug 2009, Roger Pantos wrote:
>
>>Similarly, we restrict our protocol to HTTP because more generality 
>>makes it too difficult to guarantee interoperability.
>
>Your restricting of access to your data only to HTTP doesn't make 
>your protocol any more HTTP (-like). The restriction to HTTP-only is 
>rather artificial and any implementer of this protocol would easily 
>be able to expand it to other application protocols (like for 
>example FTP), couldn't they? Or perhaps that new funky protocol 
>we'll invent two years into the future.
>
>In fact, I think the proposal would benefit from loosening its 
>fixation to HTTP.

Hm.  I don't know how to do that while still making it clear that the 
only transport the client is required to be able to parse and use is 
HTTP.  Do you?


-- 
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Sunday, 2 August 2009 21:50:26 GMT

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