Section 8.2

'HTTP/1.1 servers SHOULD maintain persistent connections and use TCPs 
flow control mechanisms to resolve temporary overloads, rather than 
terminating connections with the expectation that clients will retry. 
The latter technique can exacerbate network congestion.'

On a practical note; how do I distinguish between an idle client, a dead 
client, and one that is avoiding network congestion? Should the standard 
give some guidelines?



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