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Re: v11-03 COMMENT: 12.4 Client Error 4xx

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Date: Wed, 15 May 96 09:52:57 EDT
Message-Id: <9605151352.AA21564@zp.tempo.att.com.tempo.att.com>
To: mogul@pa.dec.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/495
Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com> wrote:
  > and a less ambiguous rewrite would be:
  >   Note: If the client is sending data, a server implementation using
  >   TCP SHOULD be careful to ensure that the client acknowledges receipt
  >   of the packet(s) containing the response before the server closes the
  >   input connection.  If the client continues sending data to the server
  >   after the close, the server's controller will send a reset packet to
  >   the client, which may erase the client's unacknowledged input buffers
  >   before they can be read and interpreted by the HTTP application.

I didn't misunderstand who did the closing, but that's immaterial now.  I
like Jeff's wording and think it makes the point much better than before.

Dave Kristol
Received on Wednesday, 15 May 1996 07:00:22 UTC

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