.bq You were one of the folks pushing HTTP rw and file ranges when at Yahoo. It made sense then and still makes sense.
Sanjay, it made sense then because wire-compatiblity for native RPC was years away. After MR went-wire compatible, and provided a template, it looks like wire-compatiblity for HDFS is nearby.
Your proposal took me back to 2006, when HDFS-225 was filed, and had a patch, which rotted.
So, if the goal is to make HDFS webdav-mountable, I am very excited.
If the goal is to provide yet another RPC mechanism, I don't see much value in that.