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Re: Issues Beyond HTTP/1.1 ???

From: Duane Wessels <wessels@oceana.nlanr.net>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 96 11:30:36 -0800
Message-Id: <199603221930.LAA22454@oceana.nlanr.net>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
alopez-o@barrow.uwaterloo.ca writes:


>Issue 1:
>
>When a user stops a transmission, the CGI's generated do not get 
>killed. Am I correct to say that this is so because the HTTP protocol
>does not contemplate an "transmission interrupted" signal?
>
>Is there any knoen solution known to this problem that does not
>involve changes to the protocol?

I think its because httpd's usually buffer the whole object.  That is,
they don't write anything until the whole thing has been read.  I
suppose this is to provide an accurate Content-Length.

Duane W.
Received on Friday, 22 March 1996 11:36:15 EST

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