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Re: HTTbis spec size, was: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 20:18:00 +0000
To: Ted Hardie <ted.ietf@gmail.com>
cc: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6148.1328559480@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CA+9kkMDSfPhwc37Ohy_=dO7+rkPBT9bYGYQRNJ=u7uLuYb4jyA@mail.gmail.com>
, Ted Hardie writes:
>On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 11:26 AM, Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:

>"reliable transport" is a term of art for what you describe above;

Yes, but people seem to leave the "transport" bit off and just say
"TCP is reliable" which leads to sloppy thinking and invalid

>Would you propose different method names for this mode, [...]

No, that would be missing the point about separating transport
from interpretation.

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