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Re: Optimizations vs Functionality vs Architecture

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:08:40 +0000
To: Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam@gmail.com>
cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <83893.1345558120@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <CAMm+LwjUD4z4tjzSdMCOOFvOiYQD6y1mLQ1effK5w7KFDH6g_A@mail.gmail.com>
, Phillip Hallam-Baker writes:

>> Provided, and this is a very big variable, that HTTP/2 brings enough
>> benefits to pay for the purple internet.
>> IPv6 should have taught everybody, that just because the IETF is
>> in party mode, doesn't mean that wallets fly out of pockets.
>IPv6 tried a different approach. 

The major mistake with IPv6 was to not deliver any improvement
worth the hazzle of migrating to the new protocol.

HTTP/2.0 could easily, even trivially, fall prey to the same problem,
in particular if the complexity of implementing HTTP/2.0 is too high
relative to HTTP/1.1.

Poul-Henning Kamp       | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk@FreeBSD.ORG         | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer       | BSD since 4.3-tahoe    
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