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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.


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Anne van Kesteren
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