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   RE: [xml-dev] Generality of HTTP

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On Wed, 23 Jan 2002, Al B. Snell wrote:

> Although proper use of HTTP/1.1 will spread the overhead of connection
> setup and teardown, HTTP/1.1 is a relatively complex protocol to implement
> and there is still the issue of the seperate acks of request and response
> as opposed to piggybacking them with the data transfers as UDP-based
> protocols do.

Oooh, forgot to add - those ACK packets may be tiny, but on an ATM
backbone they still take up a full 48-byte cell!


                               Alaric B. Snell
 http://www.alaric-snell.com/  http://RFC.net/  http://www.warhead.org.uk/
   Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software


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