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Re: Extra Connection Support Proposal

From: Kris Zyp <kzyp@sitepen.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2008 09:47:35 -0700
Message-ID: <023001c87572$a156a1f0$4200a8c0@kris>
To: "Stewart Brodie" <stewart.brodie@antplc.com>, "Kris Zyp" <kris@sitepen.com>
Cc: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, "Web API WG \(public\)" <public-webapi@w3.org>

> The problem has always existed, though.
The problem has always existed, but having long-lived responses for the 
purpose of the receiving messages from the server massively exacerbates the 
problem. Most responses are intended to be as short-lived as possible. Also, 
in the scenario you mentioned, if you click a link on a page with downloads 
happening, the browser can abort responses for images that are being 
downloaded, which immediately frees up connections. On the otherhand, if a 
couple connections are indefinitely open, and you open another tab that 
needs a connection, the browsers hangs... indefinitely.
Received on Friday, 22 February 2008 16:48:51 UTC

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