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Re: What is Content-Length?

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 18:45:01 -0600 (CST)
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.95.971212184203.15065A-100000@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
On Fri, 12 Dec 1997, Jeffrey Mogul wrote:

> 	If a message is sent on a persistent connection using
> 	a transfer-coding that does not exactly preserve the
> 	length of the data being encoding, then the "chunked"
> 	transfer-coding MUST be used, and MUST be the last
> 	transfer-coding applied.

Is there a reason to require that chunked be applied after a
self-delimiting transfer encoding?  There would be a (probably
slight)  performance penality for doing it and I don't see the

John Franks
Received on Friday, 12 December 1997 16:46:24 EST

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