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Editorial note and question on connections

From: Howard Melman <howard@silverstream.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 19:09:24 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <14020.49844.327000.58191@ABSOLUT>
To: HTTP Working Group <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>

First an editorial point on Rev 6 of the 1.1 spec:

There seems to be a missing word in the second sentence of
section 8.1.4 Practical Considerations:

   A single-user client SHOULD NOT maintain more than
   connections with any server or proxy.

There needs to be something between "than" and "connections".

Second, I was looking through this section trying to find
out if it's legal for proxies to multiplex requests from
different clients on the same connection to a server.  I
couldn't find a clear answer in the spec or in the
archives.  That is given two clients A and B talking to the
same server S via the same proxy P, what is minimum number
of connections required.  Clearly there must be a connection
from A to P and from B to P.  Can the proxy use just one
connection to S or must it open separate connections for
each client?

Received on Saturday, 13 February 1999 00:09:12 UTC

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