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Re: ISSUE-4 (SpecContent): Should specifications decide what counts as content for transfer? [Progress Events]

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 01:32:50 -0700
Message-ID: <485E0E32.4050901@sicking.cc>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Web Applications Working Group WG <public-webapps@w3.org>

Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:
> * Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> It makes no sense to me to for HTTP say that the total number of bytes 
>> should include HTTP headers. It would be similar to including the TCP 
>> headers in the IP packets IMHO.
> 
> There is a big difference here, an application might not have meaningful
> access to the latter, but would necessarily have meaningful access to
> the former (even if only to the next hop).

I don't see how ability to get hold of one or another makes a difference 
in determining whether it's the right or the wrong data. There is lots 
of data available that would be the wrong data, that doesn't change the 
fact that it's the wrong data.

> The consequence of not in-
> cluding headers would be, e.g., that on HEAD requests you would seem to
> never make any progress.

Yes, I agree that this is somewhat unfortunate. Though in reality I 
doubt that it will matter much since headers are usually small enough 
that you don't really need progress reports on them.

/ Jonas
Received on Sunday, 22 June 2008 08:33:53 GMT

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