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Re: i28 proposed replacement text

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2008 18:19:25 +0200
To: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Cc: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>, Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <1212423565.4192.26.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
On mån, 2008-06-02 at 11:35 +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:

> According to RFC2616, Content-Length is an entity header and an
> end-to-end header, therefore should not be synthesised hop-by-hop.
> Yeah, I know :-)

Content-Length is that odd entity header which is also a hop-by-hop
header.

See "Non-modifiable Headers" which among other things states

   The Content-Length field of a request or response is added or deleted
   according to the rules in section 4.4. A transparent proxy MUST
   preserve the entity-length (section 7.2.2) of the entity-body,
   although it MAY change the transfer-length (section 4.4).

Regards
Henrik

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