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Re: i28 proposed replacement text

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Jun 2008 18:35:34 +0100
To: Yves Lafon <ylafon@w3.org>
Cc: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>, Joe Orton <joe@manyfish.co.uk>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, Brian Smith <brian@briansmith.org>, ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080603173534.GB4931@shareable.org>

Yves Lafon wrote:
> >server [Connection: close, no TE] -> proxy [Transfer-Encoding: chunked]
> >-> recipient
> >
> >In which case receiving a properly terminated chunked encoding says
> >nothing about if the message was truncated in transit or not.
> Well, in that case, it would be better for the proxy to figure out there 
> is a potential error from server to proxy and to something clever (cutting 
> the connection without sending the last chunk ?) to signal this.

How can the proxy detect this potential error?

The proxy will not know anything about the entity being transferred.
Proxies are pure transport.

To the proxy, a truncated (Connection: close) message is
indistinguishable from one which isn't.  That's the problem.

-- Jamie
Received on Tuesday, 3 June 2008 17:36:11 UTC

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