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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: Apache 2.0 ideas
Date Tue, 03 Nov 1998 07:35:16 GMT

On Mon, 2 Nov 1998, Andrew Finkenstadt wrote:

> HTTP/1.1 adds complexity by attempting to multiplex connections across one
> expensive-to-bring-up connection, along with various add-ons for content

I think you're confusing HTTP/1.1 with HTTP/ng.  HTTP/1.1 adds only

> Thus, we end up with layers that:
>   Read in and gather an entire transaction (POST/PUT data, etc)
>   Submit the transaction-message to the server black box.
>   Magically deal with 1.1 multiple transactions, output chunking,
>     etc.

I wouldn't say "gather".  For MUX all you need is a layer which does
packet assembly and disassembly.  It should present an interface similar
to accept()/read()/write() to the rest of the server. 


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