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Re: 1xx Clarification

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 15:27:56 -0700
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9704211528.aa21883@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>P.S.: Or we should eliminate "100 Continue" and the two-phase
>mechanism entirely.  We added it because Roy (and maybe a few
>other server implementors?) wanted to be able to reject long
>requests without reading the whole message.

No, we could do that already.  The reason for it is so that a client
which knows that it is talking to an HTTP/1.1 server can at least
determine that the action part of the request is OK before it sends
all the data, since that is important for some applications.  After all,
HTTP is used for more things than just GETs and filling-out HTML forms.

....Roy
Received on Monday, 21 April 1997 15:34:40 EDT

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