Re: [dev] Re: Why HTTP is so bad?

From: Dmitrij Czarkoff <>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 08:04:16 +0200

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 5:03 AM, Sam Watkins <> wrote:
> What do you suggest is better than HTML? troff? TeX? docbook? markdown?

Better for what? IMO a well-designed cross-platform networked RPC
coupled with TCL/Tk could render most of JS and some of CSS3 useless,
so that the brain-damaged concept of Web Applications could be
abandoned in favor of proper server-client and p2p software.

The HTML itself (for its original purpose) could be easily replaced
then with Markdown and/or a nroff macro. If precise layout is needed,
TeX would do it even better. All three (maybe even combined) are
easier to learn, write and read then HTML.

> And what should replace HTTP? 9p? ftp? gopher?

Sanitized HTTP could do. 9p and gopher could do as well.

Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
Received on Fri May 24 2013 - 08:04:16 CEST

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