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Re: Problems with content negotiation (was: Re: Preemptive and

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 1995 17:41:21 -0700 (PDT)
To: Daniel DuBois <ddubois@rafiki.spyglass.com>
Cc: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.950910174007.23558X-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Sat, 9 Sep 1995, Daniel DuBois wrote:
> >I think that the ultimate answer has to be something like always use
> >reactive negotiation if there are muliple variants of a document.  There
> Reactive negotiation necessitates a 2nd request.  

Not if the HTTP protocol specification where reactive negotiation enters 
into the fray (1.2?) is also the one where persistant connections are 
introduced.  Nonetheless you still have two round trips before you start 
getting data, so preemptive will always have a role (imho).


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