Re: asynchronous callbacks (was: Forms support in clients)

Steven D. Majewski (
Thu, 29 Sep 1994 04:32:18 +0100

On Wed, 28 Sep 1994, Karl Auerbach wrote:
> Sounds like a useful variation. I had trouble in my "assocation"
> mechanism mentioned in another message about buffering response
> traffic when the other party is down. And I've always thought that
> it might be nice at times to let the server hold things and do some
> polling as an alternative.
> The problem is, how long does the server hold on and wait before
> throwing the result away? This is solveable.

Client tells server a preferred window to respond ( we need a syntax
for this, to be able to say "you can get me Mon-Fri between 6 and 9 PM",
and all the typical variations. ) which can ( and should ) include
a maximum limit. Server can reply and say, "OK, except that *my* max
is 3 days. If I can't reach you before than, I'm going to discard
the document."

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