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CONNECT command with message body

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Tue, 05 May 2009 19:21:53 +1200
Message-ID: <49FFE911.2050203@qbik.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Hi all

I've come across a problem with an HTTP client which sends message 
bodies and Content-Length when using the CONNECT method.

Is it even legal for a CONNECT command to have a body?  If it does, what 
should the proxy do?  The client (a panasonic blue-ray player) breaks if 
the body is forwarded, however RFC2817 Sec 5.2 last para implies it is 
legal to have a body here.

Does anyone know of any other client that sends a body on CONNECT and 
relies on it?  It seems very odd to have a body there, since you don't 
even have a connection necessarily to the end server yet.  I'm loath to 
break the proxy to support a broken client.



Adrien de Croy - WinGate Proxy Server - http://www.wingate.com
Received on Tuesday, 5 May 2009 07:19:26 UTC

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