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Re: HTTP features w/ low 'implemented' and 'tested'

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 21:05:24 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199803301905.VAA07495@wsooti20.win.tue.nl>
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
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Jeffrey Mogul:

>    Imagine the request times out, or a shark eats the trans-Atlantic
>    cable the object is being transfered over, or whatever.  Now, I
>    have to close the connection to the client, who recieves a
>    truncated object with no indication of an error (until he tries to
>    use it and finds it is corrupted).  There is no possiblity of
>    reporting what the problem is either.
>Maybe I'm missing something, but this seems like an ideal scenario
>for "Chunked".

Hmm, I always thought it would be possible to generate a tcp-level
error (connection abort?) instead of closing the connection to the
client in the normal way.  Wouldn't that tell the client that
something is wrong?

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