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Re: Resend: HTTP Performance extension for NAV(network-based anti-virus) systems

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 23:47:29 +0200
To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Cc: "Babu.N" <babun@intoto.com>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1186436849.13317.65.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
On tis, 2007-08-07 at 09:27 +1200, Adrien de Croy wrote:

> The underlying issue IMO is that of the human user knowing what's
> going 
> on.  If you have some sort of progress notification, that allows the 
> progress bar on the bottom of the browser window to show movement,
> and 
> the status area to show activity, then users won't hang up waiting.  
> Download managers could show this information as well.

Indeed.


I like the 1xx Progress extension. It's a natural use of 1xx type of
messages.

But imho it should also be obvious to all client implementators that
processing a partial response as if it was a complete and valid response
should generally not be done.

Regards
Henrik

Received on Monday, 6 August 2007 21:47:40 GMT

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