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Re: HTTbis spec size, was: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2012 09:52:21 +0100
Message-ID: <4F23B745.3060002@gmx.de>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-01-28 09:41, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message<4F23B177.4020005@gmx.de>, Julian Reschke writes:
>> 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 just checked, and not counting change logs, collected ABNFs etc, we
>> went from ~180 to ~250.
>
> 	"Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to
> 	add, but when there is nothing left to take away."
> 		-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery
>

And then, quoting selectively is another matter :-)

"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."

If you feel that any of what was added isn't needed then please follow up.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 28 January 2012 08:52:57 GMT

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