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Does client wait forever when i send ONLY Response Headers?

Posted on 2003-12-08
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When a client makes a request to a website a response has a header portion and a vontent portion.  The headers are sent first.  My question, when i just send back the response  headers from the server
can the server then take all the time in the world to process the content portion before sending it back to the client since the client would be waiting "Indefinitely" for the content portion that is to go along
with the Headers that it just received for the response?  Or will the client side timeout after a certain time even if the Headers for the response were received before timing out?

If the client side does in fact wait indefinitely then couldnt this be a way for a server to do very lengthly processor intensive activities prior to sending back a response to a client without the client timing out?

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Connection timeout still applies, and you'll eventually get a "Document contains no data" error or a blank page.
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