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RE: A summary to my last question.

From: Fisher Mark <FisherM@exch1.indy.tce.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 1998 13:06:29 -0500
Message-ID: <83C932393B88D111AED30000F84104A70A1EC0@indyexch_fddi.indy.tce.com>
To: "'Wang HanMin'" <whm@sic.ml.org>, "'ejw@ics.uci.edu'" <ejw@ics.uci.edu>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Jim Whitehead wrote:
>On Saturday, January 24, 1998 12:52 AM, Wang HanMin
[SMTP:whm@sic.ml.org] 
>wrote:
>> Hi,
>>    Thanks very much for all the kind replys to my last
>> question,including Markus Fleck,Marc Eaddy, Jim Whitehead,Carl-Uni
>> Manros,Surendra Reddy,and etc.
>>    Below is some thought of myself.
>> 1.How to notify the users?
>>     I think that using email to notify the users or polling the web
>> server are not the best way to let the users be notified
immediately.I
>> hope that the extended http protocol can add a command like
>> 'push'.since in http/1.1 the connect can be permanent now,It maybe
>> also possible for the server to push the data without the request of
>> the client.
>
>I agree -- it does appear that a server-to-client protocol for
transmission 
>of notification events would be a nice complementary protocol for
WebDAV.

Funny, I just started working on a protocol for event notification
(called Event Notification Protocol -- clever, eh :)), using XML as the
common notification data format.  I can probably let both of you get a
look at the spec (I am having it reviewed now internally for the most
egregious blunders in protocol design).  There just didn't seem to be
any protocol designed just for event notification (X events would be
very heavy for our application). Let me know if either or both of you
are interested.
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Mark Leighton Fisher          Thomson Consumer Electronics
fisherm@indy.tce.com          Indianapolis, IN
"Browser Torture Specialist, First Class"
Received on Monday, 26 January 1998 13:06:05 GMT

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