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RE: [websockets] Making optional extensions mandatory in the API (was RE: Getting WebSockets API to Last Call)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 19:33:12 +0000 (UTC)
To: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>
cc: "Web Applications Working Group WG (public-webapps@w3.org)" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1107211932330.3775@ps20323.dreamhostps.com>
On Thu, 21 Jul 2011, Adrian Bateman wrote:
> 
> For platform features that directly affect web developers' pages that 
> might sometimes be true. However, compression is also optional in HTTP 
> and it doesn't appear to have caused problems or made some sites work 
> and others not based on some dominant implementation.

Optional features in HTTP have caused no end of trouble and are amongst 
the many reasons I avoid optional features so much.

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