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Re: Connection Oriented HTTP conflict

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Nov 95 22:36:40 EST
Message-Id: <199511140339.AA252610375@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: montulli@mozilla.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Lou Montulli <montulli@mozilla.com> wrote:
  > Roy T. Fielding wrote:
  > > 
  > > > Did your proposal include multipart/mixed responses for
  > > > keep-alive cgi scripts?  That seems to be what everyone
  > > > is implementing.
  > > 
  > > No, and I'm not aware of *any* implementation that does this.
  > > Is somebody holding out on me?
  > > 
  > > Right now, CGI scripts just ignore keep-alive and close the connection.
  > > For the "official" HTTP/1.1, they can use the chunked transfer encoding
  > > instead of a multipart, if desired.
  > 
  > Netscape navigator and the netscape server both use 
  > "multipart/mixed" as per Alex's proposal.  I'm not
  > aware of any server implementer's even wanting to
  > support chunked transfer encoding.  I for one
  > will strongly fight against adding yet another 
  > encoding form.

FWIW, my (non-product) server supports chunking.

Dave Kristol
Received on Monday, 13 November 1995 19:43:26 EST

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