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Re: Length - any takers?

From: BearHeart / Bill Weinman <bearheart@bearnet.com>
Date: Sun, 04 Feb 1996 22:47:23 -0600
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To: Dave Long <dave@navisoft.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 08:19 pm 2/4/96 -0800, Dave Long spake:
>>   If it is always an error to end a connection in the middle of 
>>an object, then how does one "correctly" end a mulitpart server-push?

>H = headers		< = start of object	! = connection end
>X = object payload	> = end of object 

>H<xxxx><xxx><xxxxxx>!	- "correct" end
>H<xxxx><xx><xxx><xxxx	- "incorrect" end

  Actually, that's not entirely correct. There is a specific 
MIME definition for ending multipart objects, and that is the 
terminating separator, e.g.: 


   With double dashes on both ends. 

   But that wasn't my question. 

   I was wondering how to terminate it from the *client* side. 
Multipart server-push objects that never end are becoming quite 
common. If it's an error to just hang up on them, what is the 
correct method? 

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