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Re: Rechartering HTTPbis

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:47:57 +0100
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Cc: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120125094757.GC2413@1wt.eu>
On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 09:45:03AM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> 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.

I clearly understood that you wanted it that way, but I can assure you
that it's not how stupid developers will expect it to work. You're aware
that the HTTP specs are only read by low-level implementers like the
persons on this WG. Web developers never read specs because they believe
they "know" well enough unfortunately. And I'm facing them all the day.

Received on Wednesday, 25 January 2012 09:48:36 UTC

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