Win a copy of The Little Book of Impediments (e-book only) this week in the Agile and Other Processes forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

why HTTP is not connection oriented?

 
Win Yu
Ranch Hand
Posts: 224
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
7. Which of the following is true about HTTP?
a. HTTP is stateless
b. HTTP maintains state information between requests
c. HTTP is connectionless
d. HTTP is connection oriented
 
Chris Mathews
Ranch Hand
Posts: 2712
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
HTTP is a connectionless protocol(meaning a constant connection does not remain open between requests). Since it is connectionless it must also be stateless. This obviously doesn't mean state can't be saved when communicating over HTTP, it just means that the protocol itself does not provide these features.
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic