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Re: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 09:45:03 +0000
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
cc: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <64181.1327484703@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <20120125093543.GB2413@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:

>> I would add a new header that tells how many seconds the connection
>> can be idle before it is closed.  A value of zero has same semantics
>> as "Connection: close" has today.
>
>[...] the client expecting everyone in the whole chain
>to respect their timers.

I didn't say that the timer would be respected, I said that it would
be communicated.  It can at best be a hint, and everybody are entitled
to close whenever they feel like.

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