IPP> Scott's Presentation for the BOF

IPP> Scott's Presentation for the BOF

IPP> Scott's Presentation for the BOF

Alex Bochannek abochann at cisco.com
Wed Dec 4 11:51:40 EST 1996

I am probably going to attend the BOF, but I think I should ask the
question here first:

What's the REAL benefit of using HTTP? I mean, while you use a Web
browser you still need a helper app to give the user a nice
frontend. What's the difference between this and simply using some
generic TCP stream like SMTP has been doing for fifteen years now?

The reason I bring this up is because a lot of network admins have
been very criticial of the very poor design of the original HTTP and
the uncontrollable resource requirements of Web browser. Someone is
bound to ask this question.

P.S.: While buzzword-compliance does not count as an answer, it
      certainly is accepted as a design criterium to ensure success of
      the project ;-)

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