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   RE: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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Received wisdom here for UDP is, multicasting, more efficient 
on the network, and it is not difficult to overcome 
the reliability due to packet loss by building over 
UDP.  There are always alternatives.  The trick here 
is that dispatch has to broadcast to multiple units 
once.  Like others, the notion that web services 
built badly over HTTP may do damage to an already 
congested network is of concern.  Again, I am 
countering Daniel's assertion that UDP is out 
and HTTP is in.  UDP is still healthy.  That said, 
we are always investigating alternatives but not 
because of momentum.  That we don't need.  

Would the web still be the web without HTTP?


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]

"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> Not so, Daniel.  Most public safety network
> applications also use UDP.  They require higher
> reliability than HTTP provides.  

Don't understand. Received wisdom is the opposite:

"Use UDP in applications where reliability is not critical"

"TCP ensures reliable transmission across networks, delivering data in
sequence without errors, loss, or duplication."


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