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Confused about persistent connection for old clients

From: Kolics Bertold, University of Veszprem <bertold@tohotom.vein.hu>
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 14:09:24 +0100 (MET)
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970316140255.31835A-100000@tohotom.vein.hu>

Dear All,

Sorry if this is a FAQ.

I am a bit confused about persistent connection establishment with
HTTP/1.0 clients.

Section 8.1.3 says:
"A proxy server MUST NOT establish a persistent connection with an
HTTP/1.0 client".

Excerpt from section 19.7.1:
"An HTTP/1.1 server may also establish persistent connections with
HTTP/1.0 clients upon receipt of a Keep-Alive connection token."

Why is there difference in handling persistent connections for proxy
servers and for HTTP/1.1 servers?

Thanks in advance,
Bertold

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 Kolics, Bertold                             E-Mail: bertold@tohotom.vein.hu
 University of Veszprem, Hungary        W3: http://tohotom.vein.hu/~bertold/
 Information Engineering Course
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Received on Sunday, 16 March 1997 04:58:58 EST

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