[rfc-dist] RFC 6202 on Known Issues and Best Practices for the Use of Long Polling and Streaming in Bidirectional HTTP

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        RFC 6202

        Title:      Known Issues and Best Practices 
                    for the Use of Long Polling 
                    and Streaming in Bidirectional HTTP 
        Author:     S. Loreto, P. Saint-Andre,
                    S. Salsano, G. Wilkins
        Status:     Informational
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       April 2011
        Mailbox:    salvatore.loreto at ericsson.com, 
                    psaintan at cisco.com, 
                    stefano.salsano at uniroma2.it,  gregw at webtide.com
        Pages:      19
        Characters: 44724
        Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:   None

        I-D Tag:    draft-loreto-http-bidirectional-07.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6202.txt

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 

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