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From Ben Laurie <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] lingering_close performance improvement
Date Mon, 10 Feb 1997 14:42:31 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> >(although there still seems to be some disagreement on whether
> >l_c() is even needed according to the 1.1 specs) but if not then
> >we can't blame it on keepalive clients.
> Well, the only disagreement I've seen is the desire to ignore the
> problem and hope it goes away on its own.  It won't -- both the TCP
> and HTTP/1.1 specs anticipate that it will be a normal occurrence
> if the server wishes to ensure reliable delivery of data after a server
> close in an environment where the client might send additional data.

Eh? But the bit of the spec Marc quoted recently seemed to indicate that a
normal close (i.e. an abort) would be handled correctly by a 1.1 client, didn't



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