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Re: Worries about content-length

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Mon, 8 May 1995 13:34:39 PDT
To: frystyk@w3.org
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <95May8.133450pdt.2761@golden.parc.xerox.com>
> Hmm, is it that much easier? In order for the server to guarantee that the
> `random' string is unique it must parse the stream before it can generate
> one and then it might as well calculate the content-length?

You can guarantee (with adequate probability) that the end string is
unique without parsing the data, by using a sufficiently good random
number generator.

I guarantee it.

Received on Monday, 8 May 1995 13:36:05 UTC

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