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Re: IPP> Chunked POST

From: Ben Laurie <ben@algroup.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 1998 23:15:30 +0000
Message-Id: <36783F12.55EB9436@algroup.co.uk>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: Carl Kugler <kugler@us.ibm.com>, CGI-WG@golux.com, http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com, ipp@pwg.org
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Larry Masinter wrote:
> > Many http server implementors seem to have interpreted the combination
> > of these requirements to imply that a POST request without a
> > Content-Length HTTP header cannot have a message-body.
> This implication might have held for HTTP/1.0, but is wrong for HTTP/1.1.
> > Indeed, I have tried several commercial web servers and
> > in all cases, a servlet or CGI program gets end-of-file as soon as it
> > tries to read the message-body input stream for a POST request with
> > chunked transfer-coding.
> Did these servers purport to support HTTP/1.1 for CGI scripts?
> http://www.w3.org/Protocols/HTTP/Forum/Reports/ is a survey of
> implementations, but we didn't ask implementations to distinguish
> whether they supported 'chunked' transfer encoding specifically.
> In any case, you left out the most obvious solution: don't use 'CGI'
> to implement IPP.
> However, it would be useful to update CGI for HTTP/1.1.

Hmm. I'm pretty sure Apache works correctly in this case, but I doubt it
has been heavily tested. Does anyone know different?



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