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

From: Dmitrij Czarkoff <>
Date: Sun, 26 May 2013 15:21:04 +0200

On May 26, 2013 3:08 PM, "Random832" <> wrote:
> Why is the requirement that it conform to your IPC protocol* less onerous
than requiring it to conform to a particular in-process API that would make
it a "plug-in"?

May it owe to the fact that this particular IPC protocol is *the* protocol
used for nearly all IPC in the system?

> *which has to handle navigation on both ends, A] what happens when you
click a link in your viewer and B] what happens to your viewer when the
user navigates away from it.

Try lynx and see.

> Also, is the browser required to download the whole file before opening
the viewer, or can for example a PDF viewer display the first page before
the last page is downloaded?

How does this problem differ from downloading a file from URI in IRC chat
or from mail? Why should it be solved differently in browser then?

Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
Received on Sun May 26 2013 - 15:21:04 CEST

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