Re: holding connections open: a modest proposal

Rick Troth (
Wed, 14 Sep 1994 20:18:56 +0200

John, I don't know why you included explicit "\n" references.
A companion "need" we have to things like EOF is a clear concept of a
command line or any line of text. The newline is understood so I was
a little disturbed by it. I edited the excerpt.

On Sep 12, 10:56pm, John Ludeman wrote:
> 1) Client sends "Pragma: Keep-connection" along with the rest of the headers.
> 2) If the server supports this pragma, in the reply headers to the
> client, it includes "Pragma: Keep-connection" (real protocol negotition)

Whether it's pragma or some other method, you're absolutely
right that both must be aware of the other's keep-connection capability
*beforehand*. Resorting to timeouts is sub-optimal.

> John