Bob Wyman bobwyman@firstrain.com
Fri, 15 Jun 2001 15:33:59 -0400

Bill Mills wrote:
> Perhaps the scheme should encode the the transport mode 
> as well so that:
>	beep:			beep over tcp
>	beeps:		beep over ssl
>	beepsc:		beep over sctp

  Please don't do this. The transport protocols are correctly defined
distinctly from the application protocols and should be dealt with
distinctly. If they are bound together, then every introduction of a new
transport, tunnelling spec, etc. forces updates to a potentially large
number of specifications, implementations, etc. The mere fact that http
and https exist may be precedent, however, it doesn't establish the
binding of application and transport protocols as best practice. 

		bob wyman