W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > www-tag@w3.org > January 2008

Re: Not UDP? Re: Proposed HTML ping attribute

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 23:09:16 -0500
Message-ID: <e9dffd640801152009x64ac907ex4f1858a624f9ef9e@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tim Berners-Lee" <timbl@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org

Hi Tim,

On 1/15/08, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org> wrote:
> Presumably it has been discussed why UDP should not be used?
> It would seem to have the right characteristics.
> It would have less load on the net, by many times.
> And dramatically reduce time, buffer space etc for all parties.
> And it could be filtered out as a luxury on links under abnormal stress.
> Anyone got a pointer to the reasons? why not?

UDP is a possible transport, sure, but it alone doesn't address the
problem because it prescribes no application semantics. i.e. you can
have datagram based messages with either GET or POST semantics.

Mark.
-- 
Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.         http://www.markbaker.ca
Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies  http://www.coactus.com
Received on Wednesday, 16 January 2008 04:09:21 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Wednesday, 7 January 2015 15:32:55 UTC