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Re: #288: Considering messages in isolation

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:14:51 +1200
Message-ID: <4E01B28B.5050904@qbik.com>
To: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

On 22/06/2011 1:43 p.m., Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Proposal for<http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/288>:
> Add to new message orientation section (see #283) or just to 2.2 Client/Server? messaging:
> Recipients MUST consider every message in a connection in isolation; because HTTP is a stateless protocol, it cannot be assumed that two requests on the same connection are from the same client or share any other common attributes.
over TCP/IP this isn't true, since by definition being on the same 
connection means having the same peer, and therefore sharing the same 
client IP:port, and (in practice) credentials.

Or do you mean by common attributes only aspects encapsulated in an HTTP 
request message itself (e.g. things learned from headers etc)?



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