<9901240030.aa0531- at paris.ics.uci.edu> wrote:
Original Article: http://www.egroups.com/list/http-wg/?start=8506
> >Roy, would implementing it as a Java servlet be braindead?
>> That depends on the servlet API.
Unfortunately, the Servlet API spec is silent on the issues of
Content-Length and chunking.
>> >Should every
> >application that uses HTTP as a transport build in its own HTTP
> >implementation, even if one is already available on the platform?
>> No application should use HTTP as a transport.
I don't think everyone would agree with that statement. See
Network Working Group Keith Moore
Internet-Draft University of Tennessee
5 August 1998 Patrik Faltstrom
Expires: 5 February 1999 Tele2
On the use of HTTP as a Substrate for Other Protocols
> If it used HTTP as HTTP,
> there wouldn't be any need for a separate implementation, but it would
> still be desirable to base the service on the best capabilities of HTTP
> and not on the characteristics that might be true of some other resources
> that are accessible via HTTP.