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Re: HTTP 2.0 and a Faster, more Mobile-friendly web

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:41:33 +0000
To: "Martin Nilsson" <nilsson@opera.com>
cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, "Henrik Frystyk Nielsen" <henrikn@microsoft.com>, "Jitu Padhye" <padhye@microsoft.com>
Message-ID: <72537.1343666493@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <op.wh9pqtcwiw9drz@uranium>, "Martin Nilsson" writes:

>Current HTTP pipelining works fine when it works, but there are a lot of  
>servers that doesn't support it. As soon as you start having more than one  
>outstanding request on a connection you'll run into issues ranging from  
>ignoring subsequent requests (forcing a reissue of the queued requests),  
>to closing the connection as soon as a second request is received  
>(truncating the first response), to scrambling the response (i.e. multiple  
>responses written to the same socket at the same time). 

A surprising number of intermediaries expect HTTP/1.1 request to start
at a packet boundary...

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