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[Bug 11836] Don't specify the transport, just specify API and protocol

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Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 05:23:38 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=11836

Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX
           Severity|major                       |normal

--- Comment #15 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-06-21 05:23:38 UTC ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: If people want to use this protocol in other situations for which it
is not well suited and for which it was not designed, that's their business,
but that doesn't mean we should change the API so that it makes handling those
cases easier. If anything, it's better that the API be less suitable for those
cases, as it would discourage it.

Reductio ad absurdum: if someone were to use this protocol to communicate
between two chips on a  cat food dispenser microcontroller, should we change
the API and protocol to have a field for listing the number of cats? No, we
should tell them that they're making a mistake.

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