W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-webapi@w3.org > February 2008

Re: Extra Connection Support Proposal

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 23:53:29 +0100
To: "Kris Zyp" <kzyp@sitepen.com>, "Stewart Brodie" <stewart.brodie@antplc.com>
Cc: "Web API WG (public)" <public-webapi@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.t6sm7fq864w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Tue, 19 Feb 2008 20:47:50 +0100, Kris Zyp <kzyp@sitepen.com> wrote:
> - it needs to be hints from the application, not control.
> I don't mind if the wording is such that all the API level properties  
> are treated as hints/suggestions for the underlying HTTP subsystems,  
> that is fine. Letting the core systems have the final say seems  
> appropriate. But without these hints a number of important capabilites  
> of emerging web technologies are being severely hampered. XHR already  
> has a lot of relatively low level capabilities including access to and  
> modification of headers (which can be overriden by the underlying  
> subsystems). At least hinting at expectations of long-lived responses  
> and optimum pipeline orderings does not seem out of line with what XHR  
> is.

Headers are not a transport detail. Together with the entity body and the  
HTTP method they form the request. Pipelining on the other hand is  
something totally different.

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2008 22:49:39 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:16:25 UTC