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Re: Length - any takers?

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Feb 1996 20:44:23 PST
To: alex.hopmann@resnova.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Feb2.204432pst.2733@golden.parc.xerox.com>
(1) agree ("yuck" to content-length: -1)
(2) two proposals (multipart and chunked) isn't a lot
    they both have their uses, so why not both
(3) server push isn't 'infinite length object'. 
    'infinite length object' must be illegal.
(4) timeouts in the middle of object transmission
    signal an error, not end of object
(5) detecting the difference between end-of-object
    and 'connection gets broken' is the whole point.

> However, closing the connection will still retain an important role in
> the signaling of HTTP.

errors yes, end-of-object no.
Received on Friday, 2 February 1996 20:49:24 EST

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