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[NEW ISSUE] Content-Length is a hop-to-hop header

From: Yutaka OIWA <y.oiwa@aist.go.jp>
Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 03:29:45 +0900
To: ietf-http-wg <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <87fxyi8g9y.fsf@bluewind.rcis.aist.go.jp>

Dear members,

"Content-Length" header is not included in the list of hop-to-hop 
headers in Section 13.5.1, meaning that it MUST be kept by proxies.  
However, if a proxy receives a response in non-chunked encoding and 
sends it in chunked encoding, or vice versa, the proxy must either add 
or remove the Content-Length header. It seems better that the header is 
treated as a hop-to-hop header, even though there is only one correct 
value for each message.

Yutaka OIWA, Ph.D.                                       Research Scientist
                            Research Center for Information Security (RCIS)
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
                      Mail addresses: <y.oiwa@aist.go.jp>, <yutaka@oiwa.jp>
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