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By S. Loreto, P. Saint-andre, S. Salsano and G. Wilkins

Abstract

On today’s Internet, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is often used (some would say abused) to enable asynchronous, "serverinitiated" communication from a server to a client as well as communication from a client to a server. This document describes known issues and best practices related to such "bidirectional HTTP" applications, focusing on the two most common mechanisms: HTTP long polling and HTTP streaming. Status of This Memo This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Interne

Topics: Category, Informational
Year: 2011
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