Re: Extension to HTTP V1.x (was HTTP RFC) (John Ellson)
Date: Tue, 17 May 1994 05:25:24 +0200
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From: (John Ellson)
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Subject: Re: Extension to HTTP V1.x (was HTTP RFC)
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> From: (Christopher McRae)
> I don't think the HIDDEN mechanism solves all the problems with our
> current client-server transaction model, however.  I believe that
> browsers will need to provide and advertise a 'callback port' when
> they access certain services.  This would avoid the client having
> to wait and/or poll a server when some request takes a long time to
> process.

Can we please avoid 'callback ports' as they are a real pain through 
firewalls.   Let's just use multithreaded clients instead and just
let that one thread wait until the server is ready.

John Ellson
AT&T Bell Labs