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RE: [#95] Multiple Content-Lengths

From: Thomson, Martin <Martin.Thomson@andrew.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 2010 15:11:41 +0800
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Roy Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Message-ID: <8B0A9FCBB9832F43971E38010638454F03F1490974@SISPE7MB1.commscope.com>
 
> ... If this is a response message received by a proxy or gateway, the
> proxy or gateway MUST discard the received response and close its
> connection, and MUST send a 502 (Bad Gateway) status code to the
> client. ...
> 
> Although that second MUST gives me pause; there may be situations where
> it can use a stale response, or it may want to retry.

Agreed, you don't want to be overly specific about the behaviour, where there is already plenty of guidance about what an intermediary might do in this case.

  ...and MUST treat this as a failed request, which might result in a 502 (Bad Gateway) status code being send to the client.  

I'm sure that you can manage to turn this into English.
Received on Monday, 20 September 2010 07:12:17 GMT

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