Re: [dwm] [OT] Personal Website and CSS

From: David Tweed <>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 18:33:04 +0000

On Thu, Feb 19, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Anselm R Garbe <> wrote:
> The resource access should be done using a stateful protocol rather than HTTP.

I'd be very cautious about making things have an inherently stateful
protocol rather than making then (a) finegrained (possibly designed to
have multiple "queries" in a single network packet) and (b) able to
query for local "data"/"resources"/whatever which might be cached.
This is partly because in my experience with flaky 3G networks and
dodgy WiFi access (which a _totally general_ HTTP replacement must
handle), dropped connections happen an awful lot. I think with (a) and
(b) you get most of the advantages of statefullness without the big
problems if things must be stateful. (Does anyone actually know how
something like 9P works on a really, really unreliable network
connection?) (It also means you can try new approaches for data where
the entire stream needn't be "completely reliably received", eg,
network audio or video packets.)

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