W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > ietf-http-wg@w3.org > January to March 2012

Re: multiplexing -- don't do it

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 08:57:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4F76AABF.3010201@gmx.de>
To: Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com>
CC: "Adrien W. de Croy" <adrien@qbik.com>, Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com>, Roberto Peon <grmocg@gmail.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-03-31 01:53, Mike Belshe wrote:
> ...
> Before thinking this way we should look at how well other mandatory but
> optional to use features have turned out.
>
> One such example is pipelining.  Mandatory for a decade, but optional to
> implement. We still can't turn it on.
> ...

But then many people have it turned on, and it seems to be on by default 
in Safari mobile. Maybe the situation is much better than you think.

> ...
> Options simply don't work - we need to make this stuff mandatory from
> the get-go or it  is very likely to have the same result that we've seen
> in the past.
> ...

I don't think that's correct.

Options do not work if and only if they are usually not switched on.

For instance, if header compression is optional, but common UAs will use 
it by default, it *will* be implemented.

Also, this is a feature that can trivially tested in a test suite.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Saturday, 31 March 2012 06:57:38 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Friday, 27 April 2012 06:51:57 GMT