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Re: hallam@w3.org: Netscape Bug or KeepAlive Feature ?

From: Lou Montulli <montulli@mozilla.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Mar 1996 12:55:36 -0800
Message-Id: <313B58C8.2781@mozilla.com>
To: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Ari Luotonen wrote:
> > Is this simply me misreading the 1.1 spec or have we got an issue
> > here? It would be "upsetting" to discover that forms handling programs
> > were dependent on a bogus trailing CRLF to teminate a www-form-urlencoded
> > data item.
> Yes, existing form handlers were dependent on that trailing CRLF, and
> that's why it was added to Netscape.  I'm wondering if it would break
> anything if the content-length was just incremented by two.

I think it would break binary files in weird ways.  For instance
transfering an executable would cause it to gain 2 bytes on
every transfer.  It would certainly break anything that contained
a checksum.

Lou Montulli                 http://www.netscape.com/people/montulli/
       Netscape Communications Corp.
Received on Monday, 4 March 1996 12:57:55 UTC

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