Re: Protocol Benchmarking (shortened)
Thu, 3 Feb 1994 22:26:52 --100

There is another way to tackle this sort of problem.

CDPD (the Radio Data packet protocol that runs over unused cellular
phone lines and uses IP packets - which the telcos are rolling out
this year) uses something called IP address compression.

Basically you give a token for an IP address. The token is good
for as long as you are in a cell.

Applied to our case, one would have a token to indicate all the
types acceptable to your WinMosaic v1.02.

This scheme works when there are only a few different clients,
when compared to all possible acceptable MIME types.

It's just my 2-cent input in this conversation.

Yechezkal-Shimon Gutfreund [MIME]
GTE Laboratories, Waltham MA