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Re: Question

From: Luigi Rizzo <luigi@labinfo.iet.unipi.it>
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 1997 20:18:26 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199706111818.UAA09683@labinfo.iet.unipi.it>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: iren@cis.udel.edu, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/3506
>     How does HTTP 1.1 behave when a user decides to cancel
>     loading a page while some elements of the page (e.g., images)
>     are still in transit? Does it close the connection, or is
> The only mechanism supported by the HTTP/1.1 spec for aborting
> a request in progress is to close the transport connection.
> I tried arguing, about a year ago, that we could do better than
> this by using the TCP urgent-pointer mechanism (or its equivalent

what could be the possible advantages ? Since the event is user-driven
it cannot be too frequent, and presumably the performance loss should
not matter that (even because often a user decides to abort when
data are coming in slowly ...)

Luigi Rizzo                  |  Dip. di Ingegneria dell'Informazione
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Received on Wednesday, 11 June 1997 11:58:07 UTC

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