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RE: Multiple or unsolicited responses are forbidden

From: Josh Cohen <joshco@microsoft.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 13:25:10 -0700
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To: "'J.P. Martin-Flatin'" <martin-flatin@epfl.ch>, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: J.P. Martin-Flatin [mailto:martin-flatin@epfl.ch]
> Sent: Sunday, June 14, 1998 11:10 AM
> To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Cc: martin-flatin@epfl.ch
> Subject: Multiple or unsolicited responses are forbidden
> 
> 
> * Can an HTTP server send multiple responses to an HTTP 
> client, without 
> the client knowing in advance how many responses it will 
> receive, or how 
> long it will take for the server to send all its responses?
> 
Yes, this is possible.  the 100 continue response can be sent
repeatedly in addition to the 'final' response code.
While its possible, its intended use appears to be 
to provide an intermediary status response on long or
expensive operations..
Received on Sunday, 14 June 1998 13:28:24 EDT

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