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Re: Bad browser behaviour?

From: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2012 22:02:34 -0700
Message-ID: <CAJE5ia_3cCeapk4DLq153HOzzQ5BWbOxnqs9Y0GS4peFrrQwYw@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Adrien W. de Croy" <adrien@qbik.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
It's probably impossible for browsers to do anything else given that
browsers incrementally render chunk-transfered content.  For example,
if the network were to hang at that point (rather than drop), they'd
do the same thing.


On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 7:20 PM, Adrien W. de Croy <adrien@qbik.com> wrote:
> Hi all
> we're seeing some (IMO) undesirable behaviour for all tested current
> browsers (we tested FF, Chrome, IE and Opera).
> It relates to abortive closes on chunked transfers.  In this case, I'm
> talking about a server close prior to the final 0 chunk.
> All the browsers we tested ignore this and display the content with no
> warning whatsoever.
> For our proxy to treat it as an abortive close is therefore a problem in our
> customers' eyes.
> So what's the deal?  Should we allow this behaviour in the spec?  Or should
> browser vendors be encouraged to break the page / download?
> Isn't it a potential security issue?
> Adrien
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