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HTTP 1.1 issue 07: 4.4 Message Length

From: Ross Patterson <ROSSP@ss1.reston.vmd.sterling.com>
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 98 10:44:15 EST
Message-Id: <199811091545.PAA00302@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
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In section 4.4 "Message Length", does the statement

   "If a Content-Length header field (section 14.13) is present, its
   decimal value in OCTETs represents both the entity-length and the
   transfer-length. The Content-Length header field MUST NOT be used
   if these two lengths are different (i.e., if a Transfer-Encoding
   header field is present)."

mean that a receiver should ignore Content-Length, or a sender should
not send it?

Ross Patterson
VM Software Division
Sterling Software, Inc.
Received on Monday, 9 November 1998 09:34:57 UTC

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