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From "Alexander Kleymenov" <kleyme...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [jira] Commented: (HARMONY-499) Java 5 Enhancement: java.net.HttpURLConnection should send request head with a connection-field of "Keep-Alive"
Date Thu, 01 Jun 2006 09:59:31 GMT

I make HttpsURLConnection as a wrapper over the existing HttpURLConnection
(due to HTTPs spec:
  "Simply use HTTP over TLS
   precisely as you would use HTTP over TCP." RFC 2818).
I.e. I do not reimplement HTTP functionality, just reuse it (although some
minor updates of the base HttpURLConnection implementation should be made).
So if there will be support for persistent connections in HttpURLConnection,
HttpsURLConnection will have it too. But Http implementation uses plain
sockets, while Https uses SSL sockets. Thus we should use whether 2
different connection pools (one for http, one for https) or indexing of
sockets in the pool should be made by URL with non empty protocol part (i.e.
"http://some.host/" or "https://some.host/") to distinguish http connections
from https' ones.


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