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Re: Proxy-connection

From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 11:25:21 -0700
Message-Id: <200009121825.LAA20892@wera.pa.dec.com>
To: "Joris Dobbelsteen" <joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com>
Cc: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
"Joris Dobbelsteen" <joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com> wrote:

    Won't it be good for proxies if getting HTTP/1.0. For HTTP/1.1 look
    for a connection header, and either discard the proxy-connection
    header, or use it if the connection header is not present?
    
I don't have time to think through all of the possibilities, but
I suspect that if you receive a message that contains BOTH
"Connection" and "Proxy-Connection", then somewhere along the
line, a mistake has been made.  (Unfortunately, without access
to a formal spec for "Proxy-Connection", I'm not sure if we
can ever be definitive about it.)  In that case, the only
safe thing to do is to not use a persistent connection, since
there's a chance that one of the systems along the path isn't
able to do the right thing.

-Jeff
Received on Tuesday, 12 September 2000 19:27:13 EDT

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