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Re: #468 p2: Expectation extensions (was: Expect header 'understand' vs 'meet')

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Sat, 10 Aug 2013 09:37:53 +0000
To: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, IETF HTTP WG <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <83227.1376127473@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <20130810092804.GO4079@1wt.eu>, Willy Tarreau writes:

>I disagree with deprecating it, it's the only way to send non-idempotent
>request over a reused connection. 

Not really.

Send the headers, wait a RTT to see if you get an ACK, if not abandon.

It's much faster than using Expect and at least as realiable.

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