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Re: [Fwd: 301/302]

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 16:57:57 -0400
Message-Id: <33DE5955.ABD322C@bell-labs.com>
To: Josh Cohen <josh@netscape.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Josh Cohen wrote:

> Koen Holtman wrote:
> >
> > >The current status hasn't changed in the past two years, so by any
> > >reasonable definition those scripts (and the browser) have been broken
> > >for a long, long time.
> >
> > CGI script maintenance is a pain, even if these scripts are provably
> > broken in some sense.  I see no reason why 1.1 should inflict CGI
> > maintenance costs which could be avoided by some spec maintenance.
> >
> > Koen.
> 
> Well, what about when foo.cgi is running on a 1.1 server, and
> doesnt give a content-length.
> Is the 1.1 server responsible to detect and chunk that ?

An HTTP/1.1 server can either
	- send Connection: close, return the content without chunking, and
		close the connection; or
	- chunk the content

Dave Kristol
Received on Tuesday, 29 July 1997 13:59:22 EDT

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