[standards-jig] Pondering DTCP

David Waite mass at akuma.org
Fri Dec 13 16:49:02 UTC 2002

Tijl Houtbeckers wrote:

>[wrapped a few responses into one message]
>Thomas Muldowney <temas at box5.net> wrote on 12-12-2002 20:42:32:
>>Well I've long been pondering DTCP and it's relation to what we
>>generally use now in Jabber, HTTP.  I think it's important to note that
>>I don't mean HTTP as the WWW, I mean HTTP as a solid protocol.  I'm
>>failing to find a reason that we are abandoning HTTP in favor or 
>>something else that is overly simplified.
>HTTP is a solid protocol. But not for everything. The same reason for 
>not using it with Jabber apply to not using it with for P2P connections.
How do you mean? HTTP P2P connections in the way that clients like 
Exodus do it now, or HTTP P2P connections like the Gnutella protocol?

-David Waite

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