HTTP Facts vs. HTTP Fictions — Akita Software

If you've ever wondered why things on the Internet don't "just work," you may be interested in Mark Gritter's blog post about the fictions associated with the HTTP protocol and JSON data format.

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Hasnain says:

Great read. Protocols are… fuzzy

“The common theme here is that even these well-known protocols, HTTP and JSON, can exhibit strange behavior or unexpected cases. These are not necessarily “bugs” that prevent the system from operating as intended. Programmers are good at making things work and overcoming obstacles! But often a programmer can only control one end of their connection, and so it doesn’t matter what the spec says – the way they get their job done is by adapting the code to the truth of what goes over the wire.”

Posted on 2022-10-27T04:01:48+0000