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Re: Extra Connection Support Proposal

From: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 11:49:37 -0800
To: Kris Zyp <kzyp@sitepen.com>
Message-Id: <8EC21017-81D3-4C0A-886A-B0D00E7D175D@apple.com>
Cc: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>, public-webapi@w3.org

On Mar 6, 2008, at 7:09 AM, Kris Zyp wrote:

> Thanks for the heads up, Mark, I will be watching the activity  
> there, that would be great if the problem can be dealt with in that  
> group.
> However, the issues of responses being indefinitely queued in  
> pipelining situations and unbounded memory growth on continuous  
> streaming responses are still present, and I don't think there is  
> anything the HTTP WG can do about that.

I think a hint that a request is expected to be long-term persistent  
would be useful in any case, to let the user agent know that it  
shouldn't pipeline other requests on the same connection. Perhaps this  
can be a simple boolean, if http itself relaxes connection limits and  
so removes the need for more complex functionality along these lines.

  - Maciej

> Thanks,
> Kris
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
> To: "Kris Zyp" <kzyp@sitepen.com>
> Cc: <public-webapi@w3.org>
> Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 6:16 AM
> Subject: Re: Extra Connection Support Proposal
>> FYI, you might be interested in this recent discussion in the HTTP  
>> WG,
>> which could make this proposal unnecessary;
>> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/ietf-http-wg/2008JanMar/0423.html
>> Mark.
Received on Thursday, 6 March 2008 19:49:51 UTC

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