[e2e] time for a presentation layer?
David P. Reed
dpreed at reed.com
Mon Jun 18 14:05:02 PDT 2001
I'm not sure I understand the point of this thread.
There are a number of presentation layers in the Internet world. For
example, HTML and Telnet.
If I get the drift of this discussion, the idea is to burden TCP stacks
with some kind of mandated set of optional presentation layers - perhaps
analogous to what the Bluetooth folks call "profiles".
Assuming that, this is paving the road to hell IMHO. Building in
"application semantics" to the standard network system is quite different
from allowing groups of users to share a common set of protocol libraries
that they can optionally use.
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