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   Re: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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On Tuesday 22 January 2002 03:16 pm, Tim Bray wrote:
> 1. It's here and deployed and debugged and well-understood

Is that HTTP 0.9,1.0 or 1.1 that you're talking about? I think very 
few people really understand HTTP 1.1 entirely.

> The take-away is that no sensible person would assert that
> HTTP should be used for 99% of everything.  But a sensible
> person has to raise the question: if HTTP can be made to work,
> what's the cost/benefit ratio of using something else?

Yep... but that shouldn't be used as an excuse to *not* look at 
alternatives. After all, ftp had most of what HTTP had in 0.9... as 
did gopher. Proof that things *can* change.

What happened to HTTP-NG I wonder?


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