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From "Paolo Romano" <hurrican...@inwind.it>
Subject handling multiple POSTs
Date Sun, 15 Dec 2002 22:21:51 GMT
This is not properly a question about Apache, it is more about HTTP, but I
would be happy if you could help me.
If a client sends 3 forms through POSTs HTTP methods (suppose network is
congestioned, so user just gots bored and starts clicking on the submit
button repeatedly) on the same TCP connection (i.e. TCP connection does not
break, the delay may be due to network or server congestion ) three POSTs
requests will eventually arrive in the same order to the same web server.
The questions are:

1) The web server will process the three posts as if they were independent?

2) Supposing the answer to question 1 is yes, the client will receive three
responses? The first response the client will receive is the response to its
first POST. Has the client the chance to realize that the answer he receives
is not the expected response to its last request, may be through the use of
some HTTP header field?

Thanks,
Paolo



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