Re: Search feedback (was: Re: Slow HTTP Responses)

Larry Masinter (
Fri, 14 Jan 1994 18:20:42 PST

There are two independent issues:

1) what channel is used for sending status information back.
Async UDP
In-band escape sequences
(maybe this is something that you specify in your 'GET' request
if you're willing to accept them, and something that comes
back in the header if there's a place to recieve them)

2) What is the nature of the progress report:
percentage complete
amount of time remaining
X out of Y as Strata Rose indicated

I think we can manage to support all combinations of these,
optionally, in the protocol, and then see what actually gets
implemented and supported.