[LINK] World's biggest luddite strikes again! / Content is ha
Sun, 28 Oct 2001 16:23:26 +1100 (EST)
On Sun, 28 Oct 2001, Frank O'Connor wrote:
> Generally speaking HTTP is a faster data transfer protocol ... mainly
> 'cos it uses UDP rather than TCP, and therefore doesn't have the
not last time I checked :)
> error checking and many of the packeting and sizing overheads that
> TCP uses.
Any medium that can transfer files in a binary format is preferable to
that of encoding binary files to travel over ASCII (which is what happens
to email attachments) as file size is typically increased by 30% or so
when doing this binary->ASCII encoding.