Re: iPhone streaming Internet-Draft posted

At 22:55  +0200 2/08/09, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>On Sun, 2 Aug 2009, Roger Pantos wrote:
>>Similarly, we restrict our protocol to HTTP because more generality 
>>makes it too difficult to guarantee interoperability.
>Your restricting of access to your data only to HTTP doesn't make 
>your protocol any more HTTP (-like). The restriction to HTTP-only is 
>rather artificial and any implementer of this protocol would easily 
>be able to expand it to other application protocols (like for 
>example FTP), couldn't they? Or perhaps that new funky protocol 
>we'll invent two years into the future.
>In fact, I think the proposal would benefit from loosening its 
>fixation to HTTP.

Hm.  I don't know how to do that while still making it clear that the 
only transport the client is required to be able to parse and use is 
HTTP.  Do you?

David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.

Received on Sunday, 2 August 2009 21:50:26 UTC