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Re: Correct status code for unknown transfer-encoding

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009 14:18:56 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <lud1t4hj89jh7k3muas1u50rtr476q1mas@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Julian Reschke wrote:
>over on stackoverflow.com, somebody asked for the right status code to 
>return when the request has a TE: header with an unknown transfer coding 

(It would be better to abbreviate Transfer-Encoding with T-E, not TE.)

>The answer is not obvious; is this a client or a server error? Should 
>the specification say something about this?

Section 3.6 of RFC 2616:

  A server which receives an entity-body with a transfer-coding it does
  not understand SHOULD return 501 (Unimplemented), and close the

So it does address this already.
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