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authorLoïc Hoguin <[email protected]>2013-01-29 13:32:48 +0100
committerLoïc Hoguin <[email protected]>2013-01-29 13:33:47 +0100
commitb2ba4d28f8962f7c24acf7dfcfb7de936e5f6026 (patch)
treef60f90e2c92282f3c8508efca2bff42a360acd90 /guide
parentbdc8342595a8f996db20717992242a5917d496e0 (diff)
Add a section about closing the connection in the guide
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diff --git a/guide/req.md b/guide/req.md
index c039658..e13d3a5 100644
--- a/guide/req.md
+++ b/guide/req.md
@@ -176,6 +176,21 @@ override all preset values. This means for example that you
can set a default body and then override it when you decide
to send a reply.
+Closing the connection
+HTTP/1.1 keep-alive allows clients to send more than one request
+on the same connection. This can be useful for speeding up the
+loading of webpages, but is not required. You can tell Cowboy
+explicitly that you want to close the connection by setting the
+`Connection` header to `close`.
+``` erlang
+{ok, Req2} = cowboy_req:reply(200,
+ [{<<"connection">>, <<"close">>}],
+ Req).
Reducing the memory footprint
diff --git a/guide/toc.md b/guide/toc.md
index 2890172..2f8fa36 100644
--- a/guide/toc.md
+++ b/guide/toc.md
@@ -41,6 +41,7 @@ Cowboy User Guide
* Response
* Chunked response
* Response preconfiguration
+ * Closing the connection
* Reducing the memory footprint
* [Hooks](hooks.md)
* On request