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Re: chunking and trailers

From: Richard Gray <rlgray@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 16:26:10 -0400
To: lawrence@agranat.com
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
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Then, I am forced to wonder why it is allowed to occur in the Trailer.

Since the spec does not appear to anywhere specify that clients MUST honour
header fields found in chunked trailers, nor that proxies MUST NOT remove and
discard header fields found in chunked trailers, I think that it would be a bad
idea for a server to place, in a chunked trailer, a header field that it did
not want to risk loss of.

Richard L. Gray
will code for chocolate

lawrence@agranat.com on 07-21-98 04:04:53 PM
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To: Richard Gray/Raleigh/IBM@ibmus
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Subject: Re: chunking and trailers

Richard Gray wrote:
> If my proxy, while processing a chunked response, exceeds the
> amount of data I am willing to buffer, does anything break by
> me throwing away the contents of the trailer?  I think, from
> previous discussion, that the answer should be "no", but I am
> concerned about the effects of discarding "Authentication-Info"
> and "Content-MD5".

 Throwing away Authentication-Info would certainly break Digest

Scott Lawrence            Consulting Engineer        <lawrence@agranat.com>
Agranat Systems, Inc.   Embedded Web Technology     http://www.agranat.com/
Received on Tuesday, 21 July 1998 13:33:33 UTC

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