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RE: Proxy-connection

From: Joris Dobbelsteen <joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2000 14:59:34 +0200
To: "WWW WG (E-mail)" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <000001c014dd$a70192c0$0d0aa8c0@THUIS.LOCAL>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: John C. Mallery [mailto:jcma@ai.mit.edu]
> Sent: zaterdag 2 september 2000 4:20
> To: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Subject: Proxy-connection
> Can anybody give me a url to some documentation on this header,
> and especially, how to get http 1.0 clients to do some rudimentary
> persistence on requests through a 1.1 proxy?

RFC2616 also explains this header. It is actually the same as the connection
header, but specially for proxies.
However I don't know why they needed Proxy-Connection, maybe because some
proxies did not know/understand this header and have the orgin server not to
respond to it.

* HTTP/1.0 default closes the connection, unless explicitly requested by the
client to keep the line open (alive).
* HTTP/1.1 keeps the connection alive, unless explicitly mentioned by the
client/server to close the connection. Maybe that some responces require the
connecton to be closed.

I thought there is another RFC handling persistent connections for HTTP/1.0
(extension to the standard). Maybe it doesn't exist, but I think it

- Joris
Received on Saturday, 2 September 2000 14:01:53 UTC

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