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Subject Re: Palm Treo access to OWA via Apache 2.2.x Proxy
Date Fri, 23 May 2008 04:03:23 GMT


 Your posts keep saying "The Treo does this" and the "Treo does
that" and "likelihood of fixing Treos is 0 percent"...

...but I'm a little confused.

What SOFTWARE are we talking about on the "Treo".
The "Treo" is just a handheld. It does what it's told to do.

Are you using one of the carrier's standard browsers or
is this is custom piece of software sending this intitial
OPTIONS request and then ignoring the 'Connection: Close'
from the Server?

If it's a piece of custom software then the likelihood of
at least fixing the "Why doesn't the Treo respond correctly
to Close Connection" part of this issue is actually 
around 100 percent. Just fix the client and send out

It is NOT a 'bug' for a Proxy server to decide to send
'Connection: Close' to an upstream server even if the
original request contains "Connection: Keep-Alive".

It IS, however, a definite bug on the client side if a Server
sends 'Connection: Close' and the client still behaves as
if the connection is active.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ray Van Dolson <>
Sent: Thu, 22 May 2008 5:24 pm
Subject: Re: Palm Treo access to OWA via Apache 2.2.x Proxy

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 02:59:41PM -0700, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 01:59:30PM -0700, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> >
> > I promise to go and read through the RFC's, but if the Treo is
> > requesting a Keep-Alive connection, shouldn't Apache try its best not
> > to close the connection as quickly as it is?
> >
> It doesn't matter though. If the server is saying Connection closed,
> the client shouldn't just ignore it.

I am not disagreeing with this.  The likelihood of getting all Treo
devices fixed to act correctly however is right near 0% :)



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