It took some searching, but I found something that states directly that Twisted doesn't support pipelining (http://www.dalkescientific.com/writings/diary/archive/2006/08/28/levels_of_abstraction.html - ". Twisted doesn't support HTTP/1.1 pipelining and neither does urllib.")  I think I read elsewhere that web2 does support pipelining, but I'm not sure if FireFox is using pipelining with twisted.web2; it uses heuristics to determine whether to use pipelining or not (provided you enabled pipelining) based on the server type.  Wikipedia says most servers support pipelining so I assume Apache does, so I was thinking I could make web2 pose as an Apache server by doing setHeader("Server", "Apache/2.2.8(Unix)"), but I get this error..

            ctx.setHeader("Server", "Apache/2.2.8(Unix)")
        exceptions.AttributeError: 'Request' object has no attribute 'setHeader'

so how do I set a header using web2?