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Re: NEW ISSUE: Monitoring Connections text

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2007 11:35:00 +1300
Message-ID: <4744B294.80503@qbik.com>
To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
CC: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>, 'HTTP Working Group' <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> On tor, 2007-11-22 at 10:16 +1300, Adrien de Croy wrote:
> ...
>> Also, IMO it's a really BAD idea to send a final chunk if you didn't 
>> send the whole thing, because then if the other end receives it, it 
>> can't tell that the transfer was aborted.
> In this case the other end has already said the are not intresten in
> what we are sending.

actually depending on the structure of the proxy or server, this isn't 
always the case.

If you have a chain of filters installed in a proxy or a server, the 
data may have already passed through many filtering processes before it 
hits the one that bounces the request.

Signalling a final chunk, if that goes through the filter chain as well, 
will be telling all these filters that the resource they got was 
complete, and they may do all manner of processing on it.

I believe we need a way to clearly distinguish between a completion and 
an abort.

> Regards
> Henrik

Adrien de Croy - WinGate Proxy Server - http://www.wingate.com
Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2007 22:34:28 UTC

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