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Re: Question about proxies forwarding HTTP/1.0 responses

From: patrick mcmanus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 12:51:40 -0400
To: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>
Cc: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>, HTTP working group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1085676700.30078.16.camel@mcmanus.datapower.com>

> I guess that one depends on the behaviour of real proxies.  So that's
> banother question: do real deployed HTTP/1.1 proxies convert
> non-chunked responses to chunked?

I have done this for two reasons:

 * the server's response didn't have a content-length, but my proxy
wanted to have a persistent connection with the client.. The proxy can
chunk and stream the response simultaneously. 

 * to add some other kind of transfer-encoding in addition to chunked.
Commonly, this would be gzip. 

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