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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: Apache 1.3 and invalid headers
Date Wed, 20 Nov 2002 22:21:32 GMT
> Does anyone know what the behaviour of Apache 1.3 is
> under the circumstances where the HTTP request or
> response contains an invalid request header?
> Specifically, when the Connection header contains
> something other than 'close'?

There is nothing invalid about that -- connection is completely

> It appears to immediately close the connection - can
> anyone confirm or deny that this is Apache's behaviour
> for both requests and responses?

It does not close the connection on that basis.  What you are
probably seeing is a server that is configured with keepalive off,
in which case all connections are closed regardless of what is
received in Connection.


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