On Mar 10, 2008, at 4:37 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
Kris Zyp wrote:
As far as I can tell, Firefox is the only browser that regards
"connection: close" as an indication that the connection should not
be counted against the connection limit
However, there are web apps in existence (e.g., Gmail)
that set the "connection: close" header to inform the
user-agent that the HTTP transaction is going to take
a long time. (This is also informative for the
server.) This allows a user-agent to not count this
connection against the RFC 2616 recommended maximum of
2 persistent connections per host.
What gives you that idea? I'm not actually sure since I don't know
the inner workings of the network code, but I have never heard of
A commenter on this WebKit bug said so: <http://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17682
>. But further testing does not seem to bear out this claim.