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RFC 6202

"Known Issues and Best Practices for the Use of Long Polling and Streaming in Bidirectional HTTP", April 2011

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
S. Loreto
P. Saint-Andre
S. Salsano
G. Wilkins
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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Abstract

On today's Internet, the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is often used (some would say abused) to enable asynchronous, "server- initiated" 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. This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for informational purposes.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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