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NULL-Request (Sect. 4.1)

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Apr 96 17:38:15 EDT
Message-Id: <9604232138.AA22340@zp.tempo.att.com.tempo.att.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
I believe NULL-Request was added to handle the lingering CRLF following
a POSTed entity body.  It may have an unexpected and unintended
interaction with persistent connections:  because the NULL-Request has
no HTTP-Version and no Connection header, the server is obliged to
close the connection after servicing the NULL-Request.

Dave Kristol
Received on Tuesday, 23 April 1996 14:48:09 EDT

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