Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 3 NSAPI Developer's Guide

HTTP Request-Response Process

This sections provides the logical breakdown of the HTTP request-response process.

After the client sends its request to a server, it is helpful to define a set of logical steps which the server must perform before a response is sent.

The following steps are performed in the normal response process:

If at any time one of these steps fail, another step must be performed to handle the error and inform the client about what happened.