[Standards] switching between BOSH and TCP?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Mar 28 21:16:46 UTC 2008


Fabio Forno wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 6:46 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> 
> Besides Justin's observation, which is correct, which are the possible
> problems of BOSH for moobiles?
> I can just think of one, bandwidth due to the additional HTTP headers
> and the <body/> bag. If so it's more reasonable defining some "binary"
> (no joke intended... ;)) headers containing contenght length, sid and
> rid, than adding incredible complexity by switching transports. We
> would lose the ability of passing through web servers, but I don't
> think that specialized BBOSH (Binary BBOSH)  would be a problem, if
> the real issue is bandwidth. Another possible optimization could be
> allowing compression on the raw sockets in which we pipeline HTTP
> requests, thus compressing headers too (that is what normally happens
> with HTTPS...).

Right. I think we wait to gather some "lessons learned" once we have
BOSH deployed more widely, then figure out which problems need to be
solved (if any). Iteration is our friend. :)

Peter

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