Posted Jul 19, 2012 6:13 UTC (Thu) by butlerm (subscriber, #13312)
Parent article: Quotes of the week
> The Web, in comparison, is a joke. The Web was done by amateurs.
The way I see it, there are only two major problems with the web. One is that a modern web browser is about a thousand times more complicated than the requisite TCP stack, so you have all sorts of version skewing and feature support problems. The other is TCP itself, which is incredibly flaky at web scale. As in, who knows whether a given connection will complete at all, and if it completes won't be stalled to the degree it is unusable for several seconds.