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Re: Length - any takers?

From: BearHeart / Bill Weinman <bearheart@bearnet.com>
Date: Fri, 02 Feb 1996 12:54:21 -0600
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To: Paul Hoffman <paulh@imc.org>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 10:42 am 2/2/96 -0800, Paul Hoffman spake:
>As to Larry's suggestion of "strongly recommended", I have a
>not-well-thought-out idea: allow "Content-Length: -1" to mean "I definitely
>don't (or can't) know the content length and I might use disconnect
>instead". This lets 1.1-aware clients know more than just "the server
>thinks it knows the length" and to be more prepared for disconnects.

   This is likely to break some current software that would 
think "-1" is equal to 0xFFFF bytes. 

| BearHeart / Bill Weinman | BearHeart@bearnet.com | http://www.bearnet.com/ 
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Received on Friday, 2 February 1996 10:58:22 EST

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