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

Rob McCool (
Sat, 15 Jan 1994 04:02:09 -0600

* Re: Search feedback (was: Re: Slow HTTP Responses) by Larry Masinter (
* written on Jan 14, 6:20pm.
* There are two independent issues:
* 1) what channel is used for sending status information back.
* Async UDP
* In-band escape sequences
* ...

The beauty of Tony's suggestion is that it defines no channel... it only
defines that the channel used is not the current HTTP connection.

* (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

Again, Tony's proposal allows any of these (and the ones people come up with
years from now) to be integrated easily.

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