Re: Search feedback (was: Re: Slow HTTP Responses) (Rob McCool)
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From: (Rob McCool)
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 1994 04:02:09 -0600
In-Reply-To: Larry Masinter <>
       "Re: Search feedback (was: Re: Slow HTTP Responses)" (Jan 14,  6:20pm)
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 * 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.