Retrying HTTP Requests

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Author Mark Nottingham 
Last updated 2017-08-05 (latest revision 2017-02-01)
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HTTP allows requests to be automatically retried under certain circumstances. This draft explores how this is implemented, requirements for similar functionality from other parts of the stack, and potential future improvements.


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