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Re: Interoperability testing with Xythos DAV server

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 15:38:25 -0700
To: Jim Davis <jrd3@alum.mit.edu>
cc: Kevin Wiggen <wiggs@xythos.com>, w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-ID: <9907121538.aa02198@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>(seems like the server just closes the connection each time.  Is this
>allowed?  It's certainly not efficient.  But anyway on the assumption that
>it is legal, I modified my test code to work with this, so I could test
>more features)

It is allowed, but prevents the client from knowing whether
they obtained the complete response or were just cut off.
In other words, it is legitimate in HTTP/1.1, but never a good design
choice when chunked is an alternative.

....Roy
Received on Monday, 12 July 1999 18:40:55 GMT

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