Q: Does Axis support the HTTP 1.1 Keep-Alive header?

A: The HTTP 1.1 specification makes mention of a Keep-Alive header to minimize the overhead associated with opening and closing HTTP connections.

In practice, the Keep-Alive feature is not particularly valuable in a corporate setting because of proxy servers.

Users wishing to use the Keep-Alive header should use the CommonsHTTPSender (see FrontPage/Axis/AxisCommonsHTTP). Http keep-alive is the default behavior of CommonsHTTPSender : there is no special configuration nor coding instruction to add.

Related topic: http://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16522

FrontPage/Axis/KeepAlive (last edited 2009-09-20 22:48:03 by localhost)