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Re: Suggestion: http request bundle

From: Wingnut <wingnut@winternet.com>
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2006 06:09:21 -0600
Message-ID: <454B3171.6000002@winternet.com>
To: www-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Doug Whitehead wrote:
>> Enhance the http protocol to create a request bundle, with a zip 
>> response to minimize the chatter between the browser and a server.

Doug, that is a good idea, and such bundles of browsertab-able documents 
will need to be handled correctly by browsers, someday.  Such bundles 
will likely be built-into one giant document by the CMS (content 
management system) that could/would live "behind" a webserver.

> Discussion of HTTP is off topic for www-html.

Lachlan, Doug's comment was sure much closer to on-subject than your 
topic-police attempt above.  Controlists!  erf!  Ever heard of a 
phenomenon called humility, L?  And yes, this is an off-topic reply to 
your off-topic comment about Doug being off-topic.  Are you going to 
continue commenting on off-topicness now, L?  Or are you done playing cop?

>>> From the web user's perspective website load times could be 
>>> accelerated if N requests for resources could be bundled into a 
>>> single request from a webserver.

Yessir.  AND... the request itself... could determine what goes into the 
bundle.  It contains instructions not only to the webserver, but to the 
content management system behind it.  There have been others IN THIS 
LIST who have talked of beefing-up http's GET... making it more of a CMS 
query portal.  Too bad I can't ref who and when it was.  Having a 
document (bundle of many)... assemble from pieces of other documents... 
is sometimes called "transclusion" and is a mostly-forgotten technology 
invented by the mostly-forgotten ACTUAL WORLD WIDE WEB INVENTER... Ted 

> This is already covered by gzip or deflate compression and HTTP Pipelining.

No it isn't.  Learn about transclusion and CMS's and quit trying to tell 
folks where and how the HTML maillists should sprawl and unsprawl, 
topic-wise.  Let it flow, like human thought does, and stop playing 
gestapo power tripper.

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