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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: HTTP-NG
Date Mon, 09 Feb 1998 11:02:46 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> >Is work on http-ng progressing?
> W3C and Xerox PARC's ILU team are working on it with the presupposition
> that making HTTP look more like CORBA is a good thing.
> >Does it have much support?
> Still restricted to the dev group.  I think they are going in the wrong
> direction.  So does Rohit Khare, who is now a grad student here at UCI.
> Most of what they have done so far is pretty generic (e.g., filling-out
> the specifics of a MUX layer).
> >Any rough timelines on it?
> Nope.
> >Any comments on what all will be included that could require consideration
> >for 2.0?
> A protocol-independent core and multithreaded abstraction and stream I/O.
> In other words, what we knew would be needed all along.
> >Are you involved at all Roy?
> No, but I do have read-only access to the mailing list and documents
> they are producing.  Unfortunately, I can't just post them.

Which just goes to show how stupid it is to have a "standards body" that
doesn't allow the largest vendor to participate.



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