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

From: Strake <>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 18:13:43 -0500

On 24/05/2013, <> wrote:
> On Fri, May 24, 2013, at 16:02, Strake wrote:
>> Yes. A web browser ought to have a component to fetch documents and
>> start the appropriate viewer, as in mailcap. The whole monolithic web
>> browser model is flawed.
> And you spend a day on wikipedia or tvtropes and you've got two hundred
> HTML viewers open?


> You need _something_ monolithic to manage a linear (or, rather,
> branching only when you choose to, via open new window or new tab)
> browsing history, even if content viewers aren't part of it. When you
> click a link within "the appropriate viewer", it needs to be _replaced_
> with the viewer for the content at the link you clicked on.

The viewer sends a "go" message back to the fetcher, which kills the
old viewer and loads the new one, and can keep a URL log.
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