IPP Mail Archive: Re: Resend: Re: IPP> Chunked POST: SUMMARY

IPP Mail Archive: Re: Resend: Re: IPP> Chunked POST: SUMMARY

Re: Resend: Re: IPP> Chunked POST: SUMMARY

Roy T. Fielding (fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu)
Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:29:37 -0800

>> > No application should use HTTP as a transport.
>
>As an absolute statement, that's absurd. Everything done with HTTP is
>running applications. It is myoptic to claim that a CGI program is
>anything other than an application which uses HTTP as the transport.

The Web uses HTTP as a transfer protocol, not a transport protocol.
HTTP includes application semantics and any application that conforms
to those semantics while using HTTP is also using it as a transfer
protocol. Those that don't are using it as a transport protocol,
which is just a waste of bytes.

This is a topic for some future IETF hallway conversation, not two
standards mailing list, so I apologize in advance for not continuing
this further.

....Roy