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Re: Project idea

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 08:51:25 -0400
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <B286EB4C-E06F-40E1-9A7F-9B9BCF35361C@mnot.net>
To: Gábor Molnár <gabor.molnar@sch.bme.hu>
Hi Gábor,

Our current plan is to have something suitable for implementation by early summer, so this is feasible. 

Of course, that's not a guarantee; we'll need to choose a header compression algorithm by then. However, if you architect well, this shouldn't be a showstopper, since you can plug new compression algorithms in later.

If you decide to proceed, please do keep us informed; I'm sure people here would be interested and willing to provide feedback.


On 14/03/2013, at 7:58 AM, Gábor Molnár <gabor.molnar@sch.bme.hu> wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'd like to hear your opinion about a project that would result in an early prototype implementation of HTTP2 (as a node.js module) by the end of the summer. I am a student, and this is a project idea for the 2013 Google Summer of Code, but I'd like to do some preliminary research about the feasibility of the idea before contacting any mentoring organization with it.
> The project would look very similar to Tatsuhiro Tsujikawa's great sdpylay suite (it would include a simple server as well as a command line client and debugging tools besides the core library) except that it would be written in JavaScript for node.js (that would make prototyping much easier compared to  C or C++). The emphasis would be on easy-to-understand and well documented code instead of performance.
> I know that the current state of the standard is not suitable for implementation yet. Do you think that it will mature fast enough to start implementing an early prototype it in the summer?
> Please share your thoughts about the idea.
> Thanks,
>    Gábor Molnár

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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