[dev] Re: Why HTTP is so bad?

From: Thorsten Glaser <tg_AT_mirbsd.de>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2013 20:24:44 +0000 (UTC)

Andrew Gwozdziewycz dixit:

>Not really, given that HTML has *nothing* to do with HTTP.

Both are overused, really.

>Of course, you often retrieve HTML documents via HTTP

Doing anything else (well, file download is also okay),
such as this XMLRPC crap, or even tunneling, over HTTP
instead of just using plain TCP is probably the thing
the original poster disagreed with. Me too, btw… it’s
an illness of the age of the “webdesigner” ☹

>but I'm guessing
>that you won't find reference to HTML in the HTTP RFC.

AFAIK they mandate that XHTML be served as application/xml+xhtml
instead of text/html, which the XHTML standard itself says
to use for compatibility reasons (they also try to weasel
in the application/xml+xhtml content type, but realise it
won’t work). Nice when standards contradict each other
like that.

So yes, there’s a reference, but you’re better off ignoring
it. Kinda like C11… also best ignored.

In traditional syntax ' is ignored, but in c99 everything between two ' is
handled as character constant.  Therefore you cannot use ' in a preproces-
sing file in c99 mode.	-- Ragge
No faith left in ISO C99, undefined behaviour, etc.
Received on Wed May 22 2013 - 22:24:44 CEST

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