[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
the
application.
And of course, it is of no practical use.

Sarvesh