Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Keep-Alive Header

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Authors Martin Thomson  , Salvatore Loreto  , Greg Wilkins 
Last updated 2013-01-17 (latest revision 2012-07-16)
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A Keep-Alive header is defined for HTTP. This hop-by-hop header informs hosts about connection management policies. A parameters is defined for idle connection timeout.


Martin Thomson (martin.thomson@skype.net)
Salvatore Loreto (Salvatore.Loreto@ericsson.com)
Greg Wilkins (gregw@intalio.com)

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