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Re: chunk-extensions

From: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:08:43 +1300
Message-ID: <4CC1003B.8070608@qbik.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

I'd be in favour of deprecating them.

In fact come to think of it, since WinGate re-chunks data going through 
(since it needs to de-chunk it for filters), they are effectively 
stripped anyway.

Adrien


On 22/10/2010 3:29 p.m., Mark Nottingham wrote:
> What do people think about deprecating the use of chunk-extensions -- i.e., requiring that they be consumed, but not produced?
>
>       chunk          = chunk-size *WSP [ chunk-ext ] CRLF
>                        chunk-data CRLF
>       chunk-size     = 1*HEXDIG
>       last-chunk     = 1*("0") *WSP [ chunk-ext ] CRLF
>
>       chunk-ext      = *( ";" *WSP chunk-ext-name
>                           [ "=" chunk-ext-val ] *WSP )
>       chunk-ext-name = token
>       chunk-ext-val  = token / quoted-str-nf
>
> I haven't seen any practical uses for them, and haven't seen any implementations that do anything with them other than throw them away.
>
> Regards,
>
>
> --
> Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
>
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>
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