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Re: usability of 100-continue, was: HTTP2 Expression of Interest : Squid

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:20:23 +0200
Message-ID: <5006E247.2080305@gmx.de>
To: Zhong Yu <zhong.j.yu@gmail.com>
CC: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2012-07-18 17:48, Zhong Yu wrote:
> I don't think the spec is broken on 100-continue.
> However, as a practical matter, how many servers *really* support the
> mechanism? As far as I know, all major Java implementations
> immediately send back a "HTTP/1.1 100 Continue\r\n\r\n" response if
> the request carries header "Expect: 100-continue". Therefore they
> support the feature on paper, yet completely defeat its purpose.
> Zhong Yu

I believe Jetty does the right thing (it waits until the servlet 
actually gets the input stream).

And yes, it *is* very frustrating that the servlet EG apparently hasn't 
defined this yet (although I have to admit that I have given up on 

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 16:21:55 UTC

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