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Re: PATCH thoughts...

From: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 22:39:44 +0100
To: Lisa Dusseault <lisa@osafoundation.org>
Cc: Jeffrey Mogul <Jeff.Mogul@hp.com>, HTTP working group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Justin Chapweske <justin@chapweske.com>
Message-ID: <20040430213944.GA18139@mail.shareable.org>

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
> I know of server implementations that do not expect to see a message
> body if the Content-Type header is missing and they interpret the
> body, if sent, as the next request.

That's a big fat bug.  They should check the Transfer-Encoding and
Content-Length headers: if either exist, there's a body.
Transfer-Encoding has precedence.  If neither exist, there's a body if
Content-Type is multipart/byteranges.

See "4.4 Message Length" in RFC2616.

-- Jamie
Received on Friday, 30 April 2004 17:39:57 UTC

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