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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: Lingering close: a summary
Date Mon, 10 Feb 1997 01:03:52 GMT
On Sun, 9 Feb 1997, Ben Laurie wrote:

> Marc Slemko wrote:
> > 
> >    Upon receiving a method subject to these requirements from an
> >    HTTP/1.1 (or later) client, an HTTP/1.1 (or later) server MUST either
> >    respond with 100 (Continue) status and continue to read from the
> >    input stream, or respond with an error status. If it responds with an
> >    error status, it MAY close the transport (TCP) connection or it MAY
> >    continue to read and discard the rest of the request. It MUST NOT
> >    perform the requested method if it returns an error status.
> > 
> >    Clients SHOULD remember the version number of at least the most
> >    recently used server; if an HTTP/1.1 client has seen an HTTP/1.1 or
> >    later response from the server, and it sees the connection close
> >    before receiving any status from the server, the client SHOULD retry

The response will likely be truncated in the middle, hence the above
does not apply since it has recieved status.  

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