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Comment Caution - implementation difficulties ahead (Score 1) 566

But it was just following SMTP's lead...

Remember one of the reasons (I'm sure there were others) SMTP won over X.400 was developers could telnet to port 25 and do their thing...

Until the day a new 'Protocol-aware telnet 2.0' translates user-entered commands to binary protocols on-the-fly, a binary HTTP 2.0 is a bad idea.

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