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Re: Signatures and Authentication information must go at end of meesage.

From: <hallam@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 07 Feb 96 15:30:59 -0500
Message-Id: <9602072030.AA32457@zorch.w3.org>
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Cc: hallam@w3.org

Panic over...

I was reading the previous version of the HTTP spec. In Roy's new draft the
chunked encoding includes a footer...!

It all now works! One caveat, signatures need to have a header indication 
pointing out that there will be a signature following... ie

WRAPPED . http/1.1
Authenticate: xxx, KEY:INBAND:24623629486
Content-Transfer-Encoding: chunked

GET foo.html HTTP/1.1
Accept: text/html

Authenticate-Footer: dskjqgw4981251i2498123==

One nit for Roy, the spec as written specifies that chunked encodings use the 
string "0" to indicate end of stream as opposed to a length of 0. The difference 
is that a conformant application could use "0000" as a length which according to 
the spec would specify a chunk _not_ end of chunks :-(

Received on Wednesday, 7 February 1996 12:33:21 UTC

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