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RE: What is Content-Length?

From: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 16:46:48 -0500 (EST)
To: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Cc: 'Larry Masinter' <masinter@parc.xerox.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.LNX.3.96.971217164523.2346J-100000@alice.agranat.com>


On Wed, 17 Dec 1997, Paul Leach wrote:

> Before we can just "resolve quickly", I'm worried about the possibility of
> existing implementations of (e.g.)
> 
>    Content-Length: XXX
>    T-E: gzip
> 
>    <gzipped stuff, XXX bytes long>
> 
> which means that C-L is, defacto, the length of the message-body.

Just so that silence need not leave anyone guessing, our server does not
ever use any transfer encoding other than chunked.  The proposal for
cascaded encodings seems good to us.
Received on Wednesday, 17 December 1997 13:49:04 EST

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