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HTTP/1.1 -- who disconnects the session?

From: Michael Giroux <mgiroux@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 1997 17:49:05 -0700
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To: "Http-Wg (E-mail)" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
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HTTP/1.1 spec indicates that the web server keeps session open.  The 
default is a persistent connection.

I have not seen anything that indicates specifics on when the connection is 
dropped, and whether the user agent or the server initiates the disconnect.

Are there any guidelines on how long a connection can remain open?  For 
example, can a Java applet tunnel some application exchanges through an 
HTTP/1.1 persistent connection?

Michael Giroux
Received on Thursday, 5 June 1997 18:18:50 UTC

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