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Re: What is "server-safe HTTP"?

At 11:15 PM 3/13/01 +0800, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>Any hints or URLs on what is "server-safe HTTP",
>as supported in MSXML 3?

Microsoft re-built their XMLHTTP library so that servers wouldn't be using 
the Internet Explorer HTTP classes as a foundation.  While those work well 
for client use, they weren't intended to have 10,000 simultaneous 
connections, and have lots of features (and overhead) servers don't need.

The ServerXMLHTTP classes (if I got that right) use a smaller foundation 
that lets them manage a lot more simultaneous connections.  If I remember 
correctly, it only works on Windows 2000, but it does seem to work really 
well.  Simple XML messaging with them is pretty easy stuff!

Simon St.Laurent - Associate Editor, O'Reilly and Associates
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
XHTML: Migrating Toward XML
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books