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Re: #318, was: Closing the connection

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:38:03 +0200
Message-ID: <4EA6756B.4030304@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2011-10-25 09:46, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2011-10-25 02:11, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>>
>> On 25/10/2011, at 12:34 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> in<http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-16.html#rfc.section.7.1.4.p.5>
>>> we say:
>>>
>>> "Servers SHOULD NOT close a connection in the middle of transmitting
>>> a response, unless a network or client failure is suspected."
>>>
>>> Really? As far as I recall, it's the only way for a server to signal
>>> the presence of a problem once it has started to send the response body.
>>
>>
>>
>> Perhaps change to:
>>
>>
>> "... unless a network or client failure is suspected, or a problem in
>> generating the response necessitates abandoning it. See [ref to p6]
>> for details of how caches will treat incomplete responses."
>
> +1
>
> Now tracked as <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/318>.

Proposed patch: 
<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/attachment/ticket/318/318.diff>.

This changes the paragraph to:

    Servers SHOULD always respond to at least one request per connection,
    if at all possible.  Servers SHOULD NOT close a connection in the
    middle of transmitting a response, unless a network or client failure
    is suspected, or a problem in generating the response necessitates
    abandoning it.  See Section 2.1 of [Part6] for details of how caches
    will treat incomplete responses.


and adds to the Changes section:

    Remove hard limit of two connections per server.  Remove requirement
    to retry a sequence of requests as long it was idempotent.  Allow
    servers to close the connection when an internal error happens while
    the response payload is generated.  (Section 6.1.4)

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 08:38:47 GMT

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