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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-http-ses-ext-01.txt

From: BearHeart / Bill Weinman <bearheart@bearnet.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 1996 12:46:38 -0600
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960222184638.00b7cb40@204.145.225.20>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

   I would like to suggest a couple of things for the persistent 
session spec: 

   1) A specification for a CGI variable that would indicate 
to a CGI program that a session is persistent. Perhaps called 
SERVER_CONNECTION it would have the content of the *server's* 
Connection: header for the last transaction. Using this with the 
HTTP_CONNECTION variable would allow a CGI program to determine 
if it's dealing with a persistent connection. 

   This information would be useful for CGI state management. 

   2) A method for a CGI program to originate request for a 
persistent connection. Simply make the protocol bi-directional. 
If the server originates a "Connection: persist" to the client, 
the client may respond back with "Connection: persist" and the 
exchanges could continue as already specified. 


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Received on Thursday, 22 February 1996 10:49:15 EST

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