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Re: Persistent Connection Question

From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Mar 96 18:26:55 PST
Message-Id: <9603270226.AA17529@acetes.pa.dec.com>
To: Alex Hopmann <hopmann@holonet.net>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
    3) Some transport stacks have a more difficult time detecting a
    closed remote connection than a reset one (The reset causes all
    calls to report an error while a close causes many to continue to
    work).
    
Since HTTP/1.0 uses close-of-connection as the end-of-entity-body
indicator, how could such stacks support HTTP/1.0?  This seems
so fundamentally broken that I find it hard to believe we should
warp the protocol to deal with it.

-Jeff
Received on Tuesday, 26 March 1996 18:38:20 EST

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