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RE: Asynchronous updates/notifications

From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 10:21:45 -0400
To: <kugler@us.ibm.com>, <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <003b01beb8cc$ba83edc0$954768c0@oyster.agranat.com>

> From: kugler@us.ibm.com

> For some long-running operations, it would be nice if a server
> could send asynchronous notifications to a client, so the client
> doesn't have to poll (or refresh periodically) to get progress
> updates.  I'm wondering if something similar to the 100-Continue
> mechanism could be used for this.

You can do this now by sending a single response with a multipart/replace
body.  All it costs is keeping a connection open.  The more general need is
for notifications that do not require an open connection, but that is a
different story.
Received on Thursday, 17 June 1999 15:23:02 UTC

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