Re: IPP> Chunked POST

I don't want to implement a new protocol service using CGI.  But I'm worried
about things like proxies refusing to forward chunked requests.

I haven't kept up with the Jakarta thing, but it will be interesting to see if
the Apache Java servlet implementation supports chunked POST.


"Roy T. Fielding" <> on 08/20/99 11:47:01 AM

To:   Carl Kugler/Boulder/IBM@IBMUS
Subject:  Re: IPP> Chunked POST

>> Nobody is going to prevent you from building a server that responds with
>> 411 to every request without implementing chunked.  It would be a dumb
>> thing to do, but the standard doesn't prevent people from doing dumb things
>> (only things that won't interoperate with others via HTTP).
>Isn't that what Apache does with chunked POSTs?

No.  It is what mod_cgi requires.  Apache implements chunked in the core,
where any module can make use of it if they so desire.

As I've said many times before, implementing a new protocol service
using CGI is a bad idea.  Making HTTP requirements based on the limitations
of CGI is even worse.


Received on Friday, 20 August 1999 19:22:15 UTC