Re: HTTP/1.1 : Chunking

On Thu, 29 Jan 1998, John Franks wrote:

> On Thu, 29 Jan 1998, Adrien de Croy wrote:
> > 
> > 1. The chunk size may be arbitrary, and the resulting latency introduced at
> > the server (since chunking at the server requires some form of buffering)
> > may cause performance degradation in applications such as streamed media
> > through HTTP.  Is there any recommendation on how to chunk the data?
> > 
> The server may chunk anyway it chooses.  It can choose to do so in a
> way it finds most efficient.
> > 2. Any intermediary (proxy) must continually monitor the transfer through
> > itself. Is it allowed to re-chunk the data, and if so under what guidelines.
> > 
> It is not only allowed, but expected to be the most common practice
> for caching proxies.  The proxy can re-chunk anyway it chooses.

And required to be removed when forwarding the response to an HTTP/1.0

Dave Morris

Received on Thursday, 29 January 1998 13:05:21 UTC