[BXXPwg] Multiple sequence frames

Sarveshwar Rao Duddu duddu@vsnl.com
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 01:41:36 +0530

Graham Klyne wrote:

> At 01:17 AM 7/18/00 -0700, Marshall Rose wrote:
> >we should probably add something to the tcpmapping document that explicitly
> >doesn't let a receiver reduce their window. my reading of the existing spec
> >says you can't do this because before you can send a SEQ you have to reserve
> >the buffer space, but maybe the phrase "accepts responsibility" means
> >different things to different people...
> Hmmm...  it seems legitimate to me to reduce a window, provided that the
> receiver can still handle any outstanding data legitimately sent according
> to the then-current window values.  I.e. if the window is reduced, buffer
> space may be reclaimed only as data is received.
> This may require some slightly fancy implementation footwork, but only for
> receiving systems that allow the window size to be reduced.

at the very least, allowing mime headers in all frames is being rude to
And of course, it is of no practical use.