Re: HTML+ Comments
Tue, 20 Jul 1993 13:08:00 +0200

> I would like to again bring up the error detection problem. Let's say
> you are in the middle of transmitting a document and you get some kind of
> error (disk error, processing error, whatever). There is currently not
> any clean way to notify the client.
> We can partially solve this by using the <EMBED> tag, something like this.

No, this is a transport level problem which shouldn't affect the
document format at all. Agreed, HTTP currently doesn't have a way to
tell normal EOF from an error, but HTTP+ will solve this problem and
then the transport will be able to tell the higher layers that an
error occurred. Please don't mix layers!

--Guido van Rossum, CWI, Amsterdam <>