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Re: [#95] Multiple Content-Lengths

From: Dan Winship <dan.winship@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 09:36:25 -0400
Message-ID: <4C9B57D9.5010806@gmail.com>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
CC: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 09/22/2010 04:22 PM, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> Earlier this week I had http://cutycapt.sf.net/ load a bunch of URLs
> (random selection of pages linked from the german Wikipedia, at most
> three per host) resulting in about 125,000 requests. There was not a
> single response with both Transfer-Encoding and Content-Length, or two
> or more Content-Length headers, or Content-Length headers with any-
> thing but digits and white space (especially no commas). Neither does
> this happen for the Alexa 1000. Obviously this does not include certain
> things like responses resulting from user interaction (say, posting to
> a forum).

In my experience, egregiously broken HTTP responses tend to involve
either (a) embedded HTTP servers (wifi hub config servers, etc), or (b)
non-2xx responses. (Or both at once, as in
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=588658 and
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=588660.)

-- Dan
Received on Thursday, 23 September 2010 13:36:57 GMT

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