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Re: HTTP Working Group 'issues' list

From: Ted Hardie <hardie@merlot.arc.nasa.gov>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 1996 13:22:00 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199602142122.NAA17602@merlot.arc.nasa.gov>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
I notice in the issues list that the persistent connection subgroup
agreed that the presence of persistent connections would not be used
to limit connections to a specific small number.  If there is more
information on that decision, I would like to see it, even in a rough
form.  

I have already seen complaints about Netscape's current behavior on
several lists, including statements which implied webmasters might
turn off persistent connections in the face of what they saw as
"piggish" behavior.  If there is a valid reason for holding open the
multiple connections, we should probably make it public as soon as
practicable, or we may find that false beliefs about its interaction
with multiple connections will slow the spread of persistent connections.

			Ted Hardie
			NASA Science Internet
Received on Wednesday, 14 February 1996 13:18:29 EST

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