Subject: Re: corba or sockets?
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2 Nov 2000 09:42:48 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <8trcuo$ascaq$>
Erik Naggum  <> wrote:
| The WWW idea hit the world with unprecedented force.  It's a crying
| shame that HTTP and HTML had such staggeringly idiotic designs...

The main two issues I had with HTTP/1.0 (both "fixed" now, except
that the fixes came too late to be ubiquitous in clients, servers,
and especially, proxies), were that the protocol did not provide
the *entire* URL to the server, specifically the server's full
domain name (fixed, somewhat hackily, with the HTTP/1.1 "Host:"
header), and the separate-TCP-connection-per-object ugliness
(fixed with HTTP/1.1's "Connection: Keep-Alive").

Besides those two, what other serious issues do you have with HTTP?


Rob Warnock, 31-2-510
Network Engineering
Silicon Graphics, Inc.		Phone: 650-933-1673
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