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Re: Last-Modified in chunked footer

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 15:47:10 -0400
Message-Id: <3414563E.1CFBAE39@bell-labs.com>
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Koen Holtman wrote:

> Did we already discuss the problem of a proxy which gets a chunked 1.1
> response and forwards it unchunked to a 1.0 recipient?  It seems to me
> that, if we don't define something different explicitely, this proxy
> would be obliged to move all chunked footer-headers to the 1.0 message
> header before forewarding the response as a 1.0 response.  This
> obligation would be a pain because it requires buffering of the whole
> response.  So we should either allow a proxy to drop the
> footer-headers when converting to 1.0, or there should at least be some
> advance notification that these headers will be present, so that
> buffering can be avoided most of the time.  The first alternative
> seems best to me.

But a proxy that wants to convert a chunked response to an HTTP/1.0 (one
chunk) response has to buffer the response anyway, no?  So it can easily
move the headers when it sends the buffered response, and, while it's at
it, add a Content-Length header.

Dave Kristol
Received on Monday, 8 September 1997 13:27:54 EDT

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