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Re: HTTP Working Group 'issues' list

From: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 96 11:56:51 PST
Message-Id: <9602151956.AA15920@acetes.pa.dec.com>
To: Luigi Rizzo <luigi@labinfo.iet.unipi.it>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
    I don't believe you are allowed to send a second request on a
    persistent connection before you get a complete reply.

It is somewhat more complex than this.  Our subgroup's consensus is

    Persistent connections are meant in part to support pipelining
    of requests and responses.  However, a client MUST NOT pipeline
    its requests until the server has indicated that it will create
    a persistent connection.  We believe that otherwise, certain
    servers or proxies could become confused.  We will allow a client
    to remember that a given server has recently allowed persistent
    connections (say, within the past 1 day).

Given the last sentence, most of the time the client probably
WILL be sending multiple requests without intervening replies.

Received on Thursday, 15 February 1996 12:04:16 UTC

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