Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jan 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Internet & Networking "Google's efforts to improve Internet efficiency through the development of the SPDY (pronounced 'speedy') protocol got a major boost today when the chairman of the HTTP Working Group (HTTPbis), Mark Nottingham, called for it to be included in the HTTP 2.0 standard. SPDY is a protocol that's already used to a certain degree online; formal incorporation into the next-generation standard would improve its chances of being generally adopted."
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RE[5]: no binary protocols please
by Alfman on Fri 27th Jan 2012 16:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: no binary protocols please"
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"It is arguable that UTF-8, like ASCII, is more of the minimal binary support that any text-based protocol needs, though. This protocol is pretty much only good at transmitting text."

Yes, I would argue that UTF8 merely a text variant and not binary by any metric which matters here. You still have to create text structures/delimiters to separate fields, etc.

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