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RE: Padding size in chunked encoding

From: John C. Mallery <jcma@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 1997 15:13:03 -0500
Message-Id: <v03010d0eaf33b11c9ff8@[10.0.0.2]>
To: "Phillip M. Hallam-Baker" <hallam@ai.mit.edu>
Cc: 'Henrik Frystyk Nielsen' <frystyk@w3.org>, John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>, HTTP Working Group <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
At 1:45 PM -0500 1997-02-21, Phillip M. Hallam-Baker wrote:

>
>Again, we have had this discussion at the time, the spec has gone to RFC
>and its too late to change it now. I got criticized enough for bringing it up
>six months before the spec went out (ie at the point where everyone was
>hoping to send it in in about a fortnight :-). I fail to see the point of 
>discussing it at length now.

See the archives. We concluded that padding with spaces on the right was OK
given the current language in the spec.

Padding is essential for dynamic applications that aren't going to copy
buffers all over the place in order to do anything.

>hoping to send it in in about a fortnight :-). I fail to see the point of 
>discussing it at length now.

So we can continue breaking conformant http 1.1 implementations from last August. 
(Of course, they patch trivially.) :-)
Received on Friday, 21 February 1997 14:14:44 EST

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