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Re: HTTP protocol v2: single commit request, or many PUTs?

From: Justin Erenkrantz <justin_at_erenkrantz.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 17:42:05 -0500

On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Greg Stein <gstein_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> IMO, it is easier to understand if you keep the operations separate
> rather than glom them all into one bigass request. Those big glommed
> requests then need to be parsed to be broken up. They also don't
> restart very well in the face of network failure, packet drops, or
> connection closures.

+1. I believe it is far simpler to understand splitting the requests
up rather than creating more 'fake' pseudo-requests.

Tracking errors with a glommed request is a nightmare - plus, knowing
how we would almost certainly implement glommed requests, the content
likely would be base64 XML-encoded. Ugh. -- justin

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