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Re: [Q] Content length in MIME headers always right?



Sacha writes:

> I have a question regarding content length. Sometimes when
> I just fetch the header of a document I get a content length
> of -1 (i.e. unset), but if I get the entire document I get
> the correct content length. Can it be that the server creates
> different headers depending on whether you also ask for the
> document? Does this mean that the only way to get the content
> length with absolute certainty is to request the whole document?

There's a bug in NCSA HTTPd 1.5 and 1.5.1 where CGI script output
always shows a content length of -1.  Could this be your problem?

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