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[Bug 8459] "For instance, a user agent might wait 500ms or 512 bytes, whichever came first." -- IMO this is a bad example, over a satellite link the typical RTT might be 600-1500ms. Or is the assumption that the counting starts after the first packet of data is rece

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Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 05:39:34 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8459


Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX




--- Comment #1 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>  2010-01-06 05:39:34 ---
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Status: Rejected
Change Description: no spec change
Rationale: Certainly there are environments where 500ms is excessively short
(satellite links aren't the half of it; consider mobile phone networks!). There
are also environments where it's too long (e.g. when I'm on a network backbone
link, there really is no reason to wait more than 100ms for anything that's
being served from the same coast). It is just an example, intended to
illustrate possible criteria that a user agent could use. User agents are
expected (as is implied by that paragraph) to pick whatever is best for their
users.


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