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HTTP 1.1 Issue: When To Close Connections

From: John C. Mallery <jcma@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 23 May 1997 17:03:18 -0400
Message-Id: <v03102804afabb5638227@[128.52.39.15]>
To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com

HTTP 1.1 could use a comprehensive table indicating whether a
1.1 server should close the connection or keep it open when various
error states occur, in particular, 400 and 500 series codes.

Particularly important is when a 1.1 server tries to keep open a
connection to a 1.0 client with keep alive.

The short story for 1.0 is to always close for 400 and 500 series codes.

For 1.1, the spec needs requirements for both server and client to assure
synchronization whenever connections remain open.

Implementos will benefit from a clear statement of these issues.
Received on Friday, 23 May 1997 14:05:03 EDT

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