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Re: HTTP features w/ low 'implemented' and 'tested'

From: David W. Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 19:58:03 -0800 (PST)
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>, http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980330195657.8749C-100000@shell1.aimnet.com>


On Mon, 30 Mar 1998, Jeffrey Mogul wrote:

> Maybe I'm missing something, but this seems like an ideal scenario
> for "Chunked".  The proxy doesn't have to buffer the entire file,
> but it can buffer pieces thereof (say, 8KB chunks, 1KB chunks,
> whatever).  Since the Chunked transfer-encoding does have a mechanism
> to indicate end-of-content (i.e., sending a zero-length chunk), it's
> now unambiguous whether the client has received a truncated object
> or not.

Sure, but this forces a close of the client connection since there is no
trailer header to indicate an error.

Dave
Received on Monday, 30 March 1998 20:03:16 EST

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