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Re: Length - any takers?

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 22:19:54 PST
To: pjc@trusted.com
Cc: pjc@hilo.trusted.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Feb1.221959pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
> When a 1.1 server knows it is talking to a 1.1 client
> how about requiring that only
>	Content-Length
>	Transfer-Encoding
>	Content-Type (Multipart types)
> be used to specify length and that closing the connection NOT be allowed
> for this case. 

This would require 'chunked' or multipart responses from many CGI
implementations, but it would definitely be more reliable. Is there
any point to 'require' vs 'strongly recommend', though?
Received on Thursday, 1 February 1996 22:23:42 EST

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