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Re: The deep difference between request/response and fire-and-forget

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:33:03 -0500
To: Rich Salz <rsalz@datapower.com>
Cc: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>, xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF3680882B.C142F043-ON852570FF.007B9A78-852570FF.007BE0C7@lotus.com>

Rich Salz writes:

> Having been (re)educated by our HTTP guru, I now realize that closing 
> the connection after sending your HTTP request, but without reading the 
> return HTTP response, is a breakage of HTTP...  ergo, don't do that.

As you all know from the message that started this thread, that was my 
intuition from the start.  For awhile the trend of the discussion seemed 
to be that I might be off base in the common HTTP case, though not 
necessarily wrt/ the broarder range of protocols on which SOAP may be 
used.   I'm glad that at least some "guru"s agree with my intuition on 
HTTP after all. 

Anyway, I think this is at least indirectly additional evidence for 
keeping the MEPs separate.   I would welcome getting a bit more detail on 
the HTTP rules if it's easy to summarize.  Many thanks.

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
Received on Monday, 23 January 2006 22:33:15 UTC

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