[zeromq-dev] ZMTP/2.0 framing proposal

Pieter Hintjens ph at imatix.com
Thu May 12 09:44:03 CEST 2011

On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 12:47 AM, Marko Mikulicic
<marko.mikulicic at isti.cnr.it> wrote:

> Interesting idea. Do you plan maintaining backward compat with the existing
> proto, and upgrade to v2 after some handshake?
> Or we could have two wire protocols using different "transports" (tcp:// vs
> tcp-compat://)
> Do you think being fully compatible or just taking it as basis/inspiration ?

I'd not aim for backwards compatibility in the software, but the v2
protocol should have a version header that is identifiably distinct
from the current first frame sent on a connection.

For websockets, being 100% compatible with the framing would make it
easier to eventually get the 0MQ wire protocol accepted by the IETF
and would perhaps make it easier to e.g. bridge 0MQ over HTTP using


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