Issues of state

greg greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Thu Aug 9 02:31:57 CEST 2007


Paul Rubin wrote:
> The high bandwidth and persistence is not needed for an http
> connection, which just gets a form submission once in a while.

Bandwidth isn't really the main issue. The point is
that a lot of state is kept on both ends, making it
much easier to implement a rich user interface.

In fact, the more state is kept, the *less* bandwidth
you need, because communication can make use of shared
context to compress the messages.

--
Greg



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