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Re: HTTP Connection Management (draft-ietf-http-connection-00.txt)

From: Jeff de la Beaujardiere <delabeau@iniki.gsfc.nasa.gov>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 15:54:37 -0500
Message-Id: <199703262054.PAA27594@iniki.gsfc.nasa.gov>
To: john@math.nwu.edu
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com

John Franks writes:
> Gettys and Freier are discussing something else, for example, letting the
> client know about a server's policy concerning maximum allowed idle time
> or maximum number of pipelined GETs permitted..

Thanks for setting me straight on this.

> I think that Ben Laurie was pointing out that the server can't really know
> "when all the inlined entities have been sent" since some may be in the
> browser's cache, but the client surely knows when they have been received
> so it is not clear why it would need a close-connection hint.

I assumed the hint was meant as a request to the client to close the
connection and go away.  I agree that caching could be a problem.

--Jeff dLB


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