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(unknown charset) Re: HTTP1.1 Proxy, clients multiple persistent connections

From: (unknown charset) Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 16:17:22 -0700 (MST)
To: (unknown charset) Přemysl Kouřil <Premysl.Kouril@seznam.cz>
Cc: (unknown charset) ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.BSF.4.58.0403021608430.73637@measurement-factory.com>


On Wed, 3 Mar 2004, [iso-8859-2] Pemysl Kouil wrote:

> why client makes new connections to proxy when another persistent
> connection between same client and same proxy exists.

HTTP clients are not obligated to limit the number of concurrent
persistent connections.  For example, a client may use 1000 concurrent
persistent connections without violating any HTTP MUST.

Many clients open more than one connection to decrease real or
perceived response (download) time in case a large object or another
delay slows down responses on one connection.

HTH,

Alex.
Received on Tuesday, 2 March 2004 18:22:21 GMT

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