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Re: Looking for professional help

From: André-John Mas <ajmas@sympatico.ca>
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 10:27:02 -0400
Message-Id: <16D24FDF-4866-4BD6-AE12-2C75F52D4130@sympatico.ca>
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
To: Roshan Thushara <Roshan@iil.informatics.lk>
Before trying to define an alternative to HTTP in binary you need to  
ask yourself a few
questions:
   - What advantages/disadvantages are there to doing this
   - The cross platform issues. For example an integer is not the  
same size or byte
     order on all platforms. Look at CORBA and RPC to see all the  
work they do to
     ensure data types travel easily
   - what type of data makes up for the bulk of the traffic

There are plenty of protocols out there, though to see the oncs  
recognised by the  Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) , you need  
to look at the RFCs:

   http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/

If it is simply simple data transfer that you are interested in, then  
I would recommend looking at the 'File Transfer Protocol' (FTP).

Andre

On 25-Aug-05, at 07:46 , Roshan Thushara wrote:

> Hello everyone out there,
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> I’m an IS undergraduate and in few months have to start final year.  
> According to the program, I’m in need of doing some research  
> project and need to implement a solution. I’ve came up with an idea  
> of defining a new protocol, which would be a alternative for http,  
> which would be working on binary data instead of text data. So, I’d  
> like to know how much practical is this and also want to know  
> there’s such protocols exist by now. (at least any on going project  
> on that).
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> Hope you all will be kind enough to reply to this.
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> Thanking You.
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> /Cheers,
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>  Roshan Thushara
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>  Informatics Institute of Technology,
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>  Colombo 6,
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>  Sri Lanka.
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> p.s. I’m sorry If this is the wrong section.
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>
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