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Re: Closing the connection

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:11:49 +1100
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F746DD3B-D5D5-407B-87FC-F45792DA8DF5@mnot.net>
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 25/10/2011, at 12:34 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:

> Hi,
> in <http://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging-16.html#rfc.section.7.1.4.p.5> we say:
> "Servers SHOULD NOT close a connection in the middle of transmitting a response, unless a network or client failure is suspected."
> Really? As far as I recall, it's the only way for a server to signal the presence of a problem once it has started to send the response body.

Perhaps change to:

"... unless a network or client failure is suspected, or a problem in generating the response necessitates abandoning it. See [ref to p6] for details of how caches will treat incomplete responses."

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
Received on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 00:12:16 UTC

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