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Re: hallam@w3.org: Netscape Bug or KeepAlive Feature ?

From: <hallam@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 96 12:56:14 -0500
Message-Id: <9603131756.AA16087@zorch.w3.org>
To: "David W. Morris" <dwm@shell.portal.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, hallam@w3.org

[tail* of woe deleted]

>My inclination is to document the content as being followed by optional
>trailers whose end is indicated by a NULL line. Current programs and CGIS
>keep working and new applications which might expect such trailers
>can work as well.

This does not work because there are still a large number of clients which 
read until the close of connection. Footers can incorporate whitespace but text 
characters would appear en-screen.

I would like to see footers on all messages but I think that this is only 
currently practical with chunked :-(

Perhaps we simply define messages as having optional CRLF sequences for the time 


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