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Re: Retry-After in UNIX Timestamp instead of HTTP-Date

From: Amos Jeffries <squid3@treenet.co.nz>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 00:29:53 +1200
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <df51abaa-ea84-db33-cbe3-5355d2b3b94c@treenet.co.nz>
On 7/08/19 6:51 am, Wenbo Zhu wrote:
> 
> On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM Philipp Junghannß wrote:
> 
>     delay in whatever time unit needed is a good Idea, totally agree.
>     compatible to basically anything without needing to care for DST,
>     leap days/seconds or whatever, just a stupidly simple second counter.
> 
> And it needs to be a float type (32-bit) to support sub-second
> intervals. (also my earlier question on "Prefer: timeout= ...."  ... )
> 

Is it really worth telling a client to re-try in less than a second?
At those timescales the server can just queue the request and answer
when it can.

Amos
Received on Wednesday, 7 August 2019 12:30:46 UTC

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