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Re: multipart, server-sent events, and

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 11:30:47 -0800
Cc: Kris Zyp <kzyp@sitepen.com>, Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, public-webapi@w3.org
Message-Id: <C3CC8043-57A9-4274-BA68-C1897F45043E@apple.com>
To: Robert Sayre <sayrer@gmail.com>

On Feb 19, 2008, at 11:12 AM, Robert Sayre wrote:

> On Feb 19, 2008 1:50 PM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
>> Probably the appropriate forum to make this proposal would be the  
>> HTTP Working Group. I'll join the appropriate mailing list if others
>> are interested in pursuing it there. In advance of this, we could
>> agree by convention on an unofficial "Connection: x-pipeline" value  
>> to
>> see how well this proposal works in practice.
>> Thoughts?
> It's a good idea, but some proxies forward hop-by-hop headers. :(
> See <http://www.mnot.net/blog/2007/06/20/proxy_caching>

That document mentions some proxies forwarding headers listed in  
"Connection", and some specific fixed hop-by-hop headers (Trailer, TE,  
Upgrade). But do any proxies actually forward the "Connection" header  

> FWIW, the next Firefox beta will have pipelining enabled for https. I
> won't be surprised if we hit bad bugs. Falling back to https in
> combination with your proposed connection token might be a fine idea.

That would certainly remove the risk of mistaken forwarding of the  
"Connection" header.

Received on Tuesday, 19 February 2008 19:31:04 UTC

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