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Re: HTTP/1.2 stuff: try it out!

From: Eric W. Sink <eric@rafiki.spyglass.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 12:05:38 -0500
Message-Id: <9508211705.AA14822@rafiki.spyglass.com>
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

>Right.  My variant remains:  if it's CGI output and client says protocol
>is HTTP/1.2, I'll chunk the output (Transfer-Encoding: chunked).

Fine.

>Okay.  But there's a potential problem here.  If the server sends the
>response header, then encounters some kind of problem, it may be forced
>to close the connection, thus "lying".

I forgot to mention:

Either client or server can close the connection when necessary, with the
other side being required to cope.

--
Eric W. Sink
Senior Software Engineer, Spyglass
eric@spyglass.com
All opinions expressed here are my own.
Received on Monday, 21 August 1995 10:08:22 EDT

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