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Re: HTTP entity length

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Wed, 02 Feb 2000 11:22:19 -0800
To: Scott Lawrence <lawrence@agranat.com>
cc: jordi ros <jros@ece.UCI.EDU>, http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-ID: <200002021122.aa01709@gremlin-relay.ics.uci.edu>
>If you don't send a Content-Length, and you don't send a
>'Transfer-Encoding: chunked', and your Content-Type is not some kind
>of 'multipart', then your message does not include a message-body;
>it ends at the CRLF following the last header.  If you are a client,
>then anything you send following that will be interpreted as the
>beginning of a new request; if you are a server then I have no idea
>what clients might do.

That applies to request messages only.  For responses other than
those required not to have a body, the message body includes
anything that appears after the header fields until the connection
is closed.

Received on Wednesday, 2 February 2000 19:23:29 UTC

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