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Re: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 22:10:35 +0100
Message-ID: <1327439435.22097.6.camel@home.henriknordstrom.net>
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
tis 2012-01-24 klockan 21:31 +0100 skrev Willy Tarreau:

> > Heck, even HTTP/1.1 as-is can take advantage of SCTP, and with very
> > little transport change/mapping it can utilize it very well for framing
> > as well getting rid of many transport & framing issues of HTTP/1.1.
> Possibly, I don't know in fact.

I did study it in quite some depth some years ago, trying to improve the
existing draft for HTTP over SCTP. It's quite simple mapping provided
one dares to touch the HTTP transport layer (chunking, content-length
etc) which the primary authors of that draft did not want to.

A little more work is needed to address some shortcomings in the
semantics of SCTP (lack of per stream fin and/or rst capabilities). It's
was said something like that is coming, but not sure on the details. 

Hope to get back to this to finalize a proposal for efficient and
reliable HTTP over SCTP.

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