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Re: Proposal for a way to avoid a round-trip on every POST when dealing with large numbers of URIs

From: John Panzer <jpanzer@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 23:33:23 -0800
Message-ID: <47A179C3.9080608@acm.org>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-appformats@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
> Problem: Some HTTP-based protocols, like AtomPub, require the use of a 
> large number of distinct URIs. For example, adding a tag or category to a 
> series of posts on a blog using AtomPub requires one non-GET request per 
> blog post. While this is prohibitively expensive anyway when done from a 
> high-latency network like GSM or EDGE, it is still somewhat painful to 
> require two round trips per non-GET request in cases like this even on 
> low-latency high-bandwidth connections, and therefore deserves further 
> consideration.
>
> Proposed Solution: The proposed solution allows one new optional header 
> for OPTIONS responses. The header contains a path.
>
> ...
>   
This proposal effectively addresses the performance & server side 
scalability concerns I had with the cross-domain access control mechanism.

Thanks,
John Panzer
Tech Lead/Manager, Google (Blogger, OpenSocial, & Friends)
Received on Thursday, 31 January 2008 13:39:18 UTC

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