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Re: What is Content-Length?

From: Life is hard... and then you die. <Ronald.Tschalaer@psi.ch>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 1997 07:03:54 +0100
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On Fri, 12 Dec 97, Jeffrey Mogul wrote:

> It seems like a mistake to get into the business of specifying
> self-delimiting transfer codings (aside from chunked, which is
> a generic way to do that).  This way, we have some modularity
> in the protocol design.  I.e., we have only three ways to find
> the end of a message (EOF, Content-Length, chunked); why add
> more?

I agree 100%. I'd like to see the lowest level of handling (determining
the end of a response) kept as simple as possible.



P.S. There are _four_ ways to determine eom: multipart/byteranges is
     also one.
Received on Friday, 12 December 1997 22:10:30 UTC

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