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[OT] Re: #131: Connection limits (proposal)

From: William A. Rowe, Jr. <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 13:30:31 -0500
Message-ID: <4ADCB047.5050004@rowe-clan.net>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Mark Nottingham wrote:
> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/131>
> """
> Clients (including proxies) SHOULD limit the number of simultaneous
> connections that they maintain to a given server (including proxies).
> Previous revisions of HTTP gave a specific number of connections as a
> ceiling, but this was found to be impractical for many applications. As
> a result, this specification does not mandate a particular maximum
> number of connections, but instead encourages clients to be conservative
> when opening multiple connections.
> """

It really seems like this is ripe for a Connection: max=# tag recommendation.
Wherein the application can recommend a number of parallel connections that
1) they support and 2) provide optimal user/application experience.  But this
would be out of scope of 2616bis :)
Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 18:31:13 UTC

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