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HTTbis spec size, was: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 09:27:35 +0100
Message-ID: <4F23B177.4020005@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-01-28 01:44, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> ...
> ...
>> but the fact that HTTPbis made
>> RFC2616s page-count double is a major fiasco in my eyes, and I do
>> not really consider the result an improvement over RFC2616 in any
>> significant way.
>
> I'll repeat that much of that is boilerplate (because we went from one document to seven), change logs (AHEM, Julian), and indices. And that in many places, we cut out substantial amounts of text (e.g., ~10 pages from p6). Anyway.
> ...

I just checked, and not counting change logs, collected ABNFs etc, we 
went from ~180 to ~250.

That includes stuff we adopted from other specs (RFC 2616, RFC 2817), 
new registries, examples, etc.

As far as I can tell, the actual amount of prose per protocol feature 
actually went down.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:28:07 GMT

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