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Re: SPDY = HTTP/2.0 or not ?

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 11:33:51 +0000
To: Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im>
cc: (wrong string) ™ˆ™˜Œ)" <willchan@chromium.org>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <21865.1332675231@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <4F6EFF75.2070101@stpeter.im>, Peter Saint-Andre writes:

>>> If we see SPDY as a transport layer only yes; if we consider it 
>>> HTTP/2.0; maybe not.
>> Ok, can we just settle this once and for all ?
>That's the point of the recent recharter to the HTTPBIS WG:
>Specifically, if people have proposals, encourage them to write
>Internet-Drafts. :)

I think we have a disconnect here Peter.

The charter does not make it clear if HTTP/2.0 will be single or
multiple protocol and that decision should be made before people
start spending serious time on proposals.

If it is multiprotocol, there is a "market" for special purpose
transport protocols, such as HTTP over UDP.

If it is single protocol, there is only a market for a single
protocol, general enough to satisfy the widest possible range of

We need to give people that guidance, so they know what they
are writing a protocol for.

So what is it ?  single or multi ?

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