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Re: [whatwg] some thoughts on bring HTTP upon UDP: iWebPP - instant web p2p technology

From: tom <zs68j2ee@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 22:26:57 +0800
Message-ID: <CAEXHauqhmdiEqwhZ_P1+-Bqg6-NJqqzWwRXRV7Kquy4fB0bKgw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
The basical idea is that we are studying on a UDP based transport to carry
HTTP, instead of raw UDP. That way is easy to reuse existing HTTP power and
at same time delivery P2P traffic to implement web realtime
apps(video/voice call, etc) between Web browsers.

Any thoughts? If it's resonable, we will create RFC draft to describe
iWebPP(protocol schema as HTTPP).

Best regards

On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>wrote:

> On 2012-03-14 13:10, tom wrote:
>> Hi,
>> AFAIK, WebRTC intends to setup P2P communication between browsers, then
>> carry video/audio/text media, etc.
>> Why we need WebRTC? Firstly, Web is the most popular network app,
>> secondly,
>> video/voice brings the best user experience.
>> But, the problem is that HTTP runs on TCP by now, while P2P runs on UDP
>> normally.
>> Suppose both web browser and server can run HTTP upon UDP(the protocol
>> schema as HTTPP), what happens?
>> Firstly, Web app developers can program HTTPP like HTTP, secondly, P2P
>> traffic can be carried on HTTPP easily.
>> Basically iWebPP consists of two parts: HTTPP-enabled web browser and web
>> server.
>> Any thoughts? thanks.
>> ...
> Well, declaring that it should use UDP alone won't make it happen. It
> obviously will work nicely for small messages that are idempotent (so they
> can be retransmitted safely), but things get complicated beyond that.
> There's also previous work to study; for instance Microsoft has used HTTP
> over UDP for notifications in the past.
> A good place to bring this up might be the HTTPbis Working Group, which
> will be looking at what HTTP/2.0 might be very soon.
> Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:27:36 UTC

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