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Designing one that works over HTTP requires a whole lot of wheel reinvention, because of its shortlivedness, statelessness etc. It's just not a suitable transport.
The "nice" infrastructure around it is part of the problem. Caching proxies cause no end of problems when pushing state around.
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Posted Sep 22, 2012 13:47 UTC (Sat) by AlexHudson (subscriber, #41828)
Caching proxies don't cause any problem so long as the system is used correctly, and HATEOAS-style services work well and benefit from the caching.
Even incompatible protocols like SIP borrow heavily from it. It's a fine technical choice.
Posted Sep 22, 2012 18:49 UTC (Sat) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
I've seen tons of protocols that just use TCP and happily build very statefull systems on top of it. And of course, they usually can't survive broken connections.
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