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Re: #288: Considering messages in isolation

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:19:34 +1000
Cc: httpbis Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <D7777B4D-DC70-4DF2-B1D4-98D54752E710@mnot.net>
To: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>

On 22/06/2011, at 7:07 PM, Adrien de Croy wrote:

> 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)?

Yes, I was speaking of the HTTP-specific aspects of things.

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 09:19:58 UTC

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