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Re^2: Reinventing the wheel

by cavac (Deacon)
on Nov 03, 2011 at 19:23 UTC ( #935756=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Reinventing the wheel
in thread Reinventing the wheel

I bet you now know more than most about the http protocol, now that you built your own.

I don't claim to know all of http. But the important parts i think i understand, yes.

I think building your own webserver is a great educational exercise, because it exposes you to all the problems involved, and also makes you appreciate the pre-made wheels that are given to us.

There are a few quirks in the protocol, but i spend at least half the time wondering why a correctly implemented feature wont work... until i found the correct browser workaround. And not all of the browser bugs are bugs, some are backward compatibility workarounds in the browsers that i now need to workaround in the server. Insert facepalm here

So, yes, i did learn quite a lot. And on the side, i even got a working product out of it ;-)

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