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Re: large file transfers, was: Please admit defeat

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 13:09:11 +0200
Message-ID: <538320D7.6040803@gmx.de>
To: Yoav Nir <ynir.ietf@gmail.com>
CC: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2014-05-26 12:27, Yoav Nir wrote:
> WebDav is not the base HTTP. Itís an extension, and it might as well have been an application running over HTTP.

WebDAV is an optional part of HTTP, the same way things like 
authentication or range requests are.

> I agree that support for ftp is waning because the use is waning (although the RFC editor only lets you download the whole RFC repository over either FTP or rsync. Even the index is only available via FTP).

<http://www.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc-index.txt>

<http://www.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc-index.xml>

> Anyway, my point is not that FTP is that great. Itís that if the claims that pages load twice as fast in HTTP/2 are true, we should not hold off until we see a benefit to every other use of HTTP.

:-)

Best regards, Julian
Received on Monday, 26 May 2014 11:09:43 UTC

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