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RE: mid-course errors

From: Yaron Goland <yarong@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 1997 18:12:20 -0700
Message-Id: <11352BDEEB92CF119F3F00805F14F4850277F078@RED-44-MSG.dns.microsoft.com>
To: "'Gregory J. Woodhouse'" <gjw@wnetc.com>, Bob Denny <rdenny@dc3.com>
Cc: Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
One could always invent a 1xx response which says "This current response
just went south."
	Yaron

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Gregory J. Woodhouse [SMTP:gjw@wnetc.com]
> Sent:	Monday, April 14, 1997 9:46 AM
> To:	Bob Denny
> Cc:	Dave Kristol; http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
> Subject:	Re: mid-course errors
> 
> If CGI outgput is spooled, doesn't that defeat the purpose of chunked
> encoding for CGI output?
> 
> I share your concern about errors that occur after the 200 response. I
> can't think of any way to signal a problem except to close the
> connection
> before the final chunk length of 0 is transmitted. This would work, of
> course, but it would be nice if the server could give some indication
> of
> the nature of the problem.
> 
> ---
> gjw@wnetc.com    /    http://www.wnetc.com/home.html
> If you're going to reinvent the wheel, at least try to come
> up with a better one.
Received on Monday, 14 April 1997 19:48:48 EDT

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