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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HTTP1.1 persistent connections
Date Tue, 16 Nov 2004 09:48:54 GMT
> Hi Oleg.
> 
> Thanx for suggestion. Anyway, I think that HttpClient functionality is a bit
> insufficient about this. I was reading HTTP specs, and it seems that any
> HTTP *client* should close connection in these 2 cases :
> 1. When HTTP server returns "Connection: close" header
> 2. or when HTTP request sent by client itself contained "Connection: close"
> header notifying server that connection will be closed after the request. It
> is not said anywhere that server should return this same header in response,
> as like confirmation. They can, but they are not forced to, because they
> expect connection will be closed by client anyway.
> 
> HttpClient is compliant about first one, but later is not implemented it
> seems.
>

Vjeran
Please file a bug report and attach excerpts from the relevant RFC(s).
We also happily accept patches, btw 

Oleg


> Regards,
> Vjeran
> 
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