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Network Communication API

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 13:27:33 +1000
Message-Id: <F97FA5D5-8C40-4EE2-8E65-3815B51B2722@yahoo-inc.com>
To: "Web APIs WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

In the draft at <http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/2006/webapi/ 
20charset=iso-8859-1>, there's a prominent statement;

> This interface does not allow for raw access to the underlying  
> network. For example, this interface could not be used to implement  
> an IRC client without proxying messages through a custom server.
What does that mean, exactly? Are you quietly defining a new  
application-layer protocol here, or a profile of TCP?

Also, "raw sockets" generally means a socket API that allows access  
to packet headers. Is that the meaning you intend here?


Mark Nottingham       mnot@yahoo-inc.com
Received on Wednesday, 5 September 2007 03:28:57 UTC

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