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Re: Signatures and Authentication information must go at end of meesage.

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 1996 15:07:39 -0800
To: hallam@w3.org
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9602071507.aa16587@paris.ics.uci.edu>
> I was reading the previous version of the HTTP spec. In Roy's new draft the
> chunked encoding includes a footer...!

Uh, the HTTP/1.1 draft has always had that.

> One nit for Roy, the spec as written specifies that chunked encodings use the 
> string "0" to indicate end of stream as opposed to a length of 0. The difference 
> is that a conformant application could use "0000" as a length which according to 
> the spec would specify a chunk _not_ end of chunks :-(

Nope.  The chunk-size is defined such that it excludes leading zeros,
so no compliant implementation can send "0000" as a length.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
    http://www.ics.uci.edu/~fielding/
Received on Wednesday, 7 February 1996 15:21:01 EST

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