RE: Padding size in chunked encoding

On Fri, 21 Feb 1997, Phillip M. Hallam-Baker wrote:

> This problem could be cleanly solved if we could zero pad the size
> of a chunk.  I.e. if a chunk size could look like
>                  0057CRLF
> The current BNF disallows this, however.  Is there some reason for
> disallowing a leading zero?  If this cannot be changed I suspect
> we will end up with rather inelegant extensions like
>                  57;pad="xxx"CRLF
> with a variable number of x's adjusted to create the padding.
> John is right, but this was discussed at length at the time. I've
> never heard a reasoned argument aginst the leading zeros but
>  it didn't get fixed then and its too late now.

Is it?  I thought changes in the light of implementation experience
were sometimes possible.

John Franks 	Dept of Math. Northwestern University

Received on Friday, 21 February 1997 10:37:12 UTC