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From: Max Clark <exported@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 08:52:38 -0700
Message-ID: <055801c5d3ff$683d5ba0$244bf604@MAX>
To: "Alex Rousskov" <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>, "Serkant Karaca" <skaraca@internetteyim.net>
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alex Rousskov" <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
To: "Serkant Karaca" <skaraca@internetteyim.net>
Cc: <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 7:22 AM
Subject: Re: Confused about


> 
> On Sun, 2005-10-16 at 22:46 +0300, Serkant Karaca wrote:
>> OK, I too, am confused about why proxies MUST NOT establish
>> persistent connections with 1.0 clients.  If the client and
>> origin server connections are handled separately, and if the
>> proxy understands the 1.0 Keep-alive, what's the danger?
> 
> The RFC 2616 text you are looking at is probably talking about
> establishing *HTTP/1.1-style* persistent connections with HTTP/1.0
> clients. In other words, proxies MUST NOT use HTTP/1.1 connection
> mechanisms when talking to HTTP/1.0 clients. As the reference to RFC
> 2068 may imply, it is fine for a proxy to use appropriate HTTP/1.0
> mechanisms with an HTTP/1.0 client.
> 
> Alex.
> 
>> > 8.1.3 Proxy Servers
>> >
>> > It is especially important that proxies correctly implement 
>> > the properties of the Connection header field as specified in
>> 14.2.1.
>> > The proxy server MUST signal persistent connections 
>> > separately with its clients and the origin servers (or other 
>> > proxy servers) that it connects to. Each persistent 
>> > connection applies to only one transport link.
>> >
>> > A proxy server MUST NOT establish a persistent connection 
>> > with an HTTP/1.0 client (but see RFC 2068 for information 
>> > about the Keep-Alive header implemented by many HTTP/1.0 clients).
>> 
>> Serkant KARACA
>> Senior Software Engineer
>> Ankara/Turkey
>> http://emrealtug.blogspot.com
>> 
>>  
> 
>
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