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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
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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