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Re: HTTP Session Extension draft

From: Paul Hoffman <ietf-lists@proper.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Jul 1995 20:51:34 -0700
Message-Id: <v02120c08ac2a47beea06@[]>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>Keep in mind that either the server or the client can close the connections
>at any time. So your client might request a persistant connection, and then
>realize that it doesnt want any inlined images and close it right away. Or
>it might give the user 5-10 seconds to request an image.

Many servers are now incorporating internal metrics, and the server can
decide how long to hold open a connection based on some (hopefully correct)
internal measurement. Even a guess of 5 or 10 seconds seems reasonable for
most sensible cases.

I imagine that all servers will allow these timings to be specified in a
configuration file.
Received on Wednesday, 12 July 1995 20:53:52 UTC

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