Re: NULL-Request (Sect. 4.1)

> I believe NULL-Request was added to handle the lingering CRLF following
> a POSTed entity body.  It may have an unexpected and unintended
> interaction with persistent connections:  because the NULL-Request has
> no HTTP-Version and no Connection header, the server is obliged to
> close the connection after servicing the NULL-Request.

Well, Dave, I must say that you have a perverse way of reading specs
that discovers problems I would never even dream of.  ;-)
I've noticed that some implementers manage to derive similar
interpretations, so I'm glad you find them first.

Any thoughts as to what/where words need to be added to prevent this
unfortunate event?


Received on Tuesday, 23 April 1996 17:30:03 UTC