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RE: Proxy-Connection header definition?

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 15:29:18 -0800
Message-Id: <3FF8121C9B6DD111812100805F31FC0D08792DD1@RED-MSG-59>
To: "'Marc Slemko'" <marcs@znep.com>, Kalvinder Singh <singh@ozy.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Sounds about right.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Marc Slemko [mailto:marcs@znep.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 1999 1:18 AM
> To: Kalvinder Singh
> Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: Re: Proxy-Connection header definition?
> 
> 
> On Wed, 27 Jan 1999, Kalvinder Singh wrote:
> 
> > So does that mean that a proxy that knows about the Proxy-Connection
> > header should remove it from the request message and should 
> not try to
> > set up a persistent connection??? Or is there another way 
> that you can
> > deal with it???
> 
> I guess there is a simpler way of stating this.
> 
> All proxies should always strip the Proxy-Connection header 
> from requests
> that are forwarded.  ie. it is a hop-by-hop header.  This is 
> one of the
> several undocumented HTTP "must do's" that software needs to 
> deal with.
> 
> In addition to the above, if that proxy is capable, it can act on the
> Proxy-Connection header to control the connection between the 
> client and
> the proxy as appropriate, if it wants to.  It should not act on the
> Proxy-Connection header if it isn't a "real" proxy; ie. the 
> client does
> not know that it is talking to a proxy.
> 
Received on Wednesday, 27 January 1999 23:30:52 EST

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