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Re: ISSUE-109: Do loaded/total count the bytes transferred with encodings applied or not?

From: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2007 09:12:09 -0600
Message-ID: <45BE0EC9.5060809@mit.edu>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
CC: Web APIs WG <public-webapi@w3.org>

Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> i.e. if you have a transfer-encoding or content-encoding, do you count
>> the transfer size before or after you are unpacking?
>>
>> Seems to me that it makes more sense to count the data with the
>> relevant encodings applied - i.e. the number of bytes being pushed over
>> the wire (or over the air)...
> 
> Which one does the http protocol give you when you have a Content- 
> Length header?

It gives the encoded length, since Content-Length is how many bytes you need to 
read from the connection.

-Boris
Received on Monday, 29 January 2007 15:12:19 GMT

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