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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: HttpClient and "server push"/"client pull"
Date Mon, 06 Feb 2006 11:35:43 GMT
On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 11:27 +0000, Jesper Sahner wrote:
> Hi Oleg,
> 
> >From: Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk@apache.org>
> >Reply-To: "HttpClient User Discussion" <httpclient-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >To: HttpClient User Discussion <httpclient-user@jakarta.apache.org>
> >Subject: Re: HttpClient and "server push"/"client pull"
> >Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2006 12:21:44 +0100
> >
> >On Mon, 2006-02-06 at 11:18 +0000, Jesper Sahner wrote:
> > > Hi!
> > >
> > > Does HttpClient support "server push" and "client pull"?
> > >
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Jesper
> > >
> >
> >Jesper,
> >There is no such thing as server push in HTTP. HTTP is inherently a
> >request/response oriented protocol.
> >
> Have a look at http://wp.netscape.com/assist/net_sites/pushpull.html
> 

This document is dated 1999 and describes an idea which was a
spectacular failure by any standard. This concept has never become a
part of HTTP protocol.  

Oleg

> Guess "client pull" is part of the META tag.
> 
> >Oleg
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