Re: P1: Content-Length SHOULD be sent

Trying to wrap this discussion up --

Roy has made a proposed edit here:
Please have a look and speak up if you can't live with that approach.


On 05/12/2012, at 5:48 PM, Willy Tarreau <> wrote:

> Hi Adrien,
> On Wed, Dec 05, 2012 at 12:19:33AM +0000, Adrien W. de Croy wrote:
>>>> Is it really useful to distinguish between no body and body with no
>>>> content?  I can't imagine a use for such a distinction.
>>> I think the example with the POST that is rejected without a content-length
>>> is valid, I have already observed this one, though I don't remember on
>>> what server.
>> maybe that's a bug in that server?
> not necessarily, don't forget that we're both reading this with our
> intermediary author hat on, and we're mostly interested in getting
> messaging right. But for application servers, some subtilities may
> very well make a difference. Especially considering what was said in
> 2616 about how to detect presence of a message body and the requirement
> for POST requests to carry a message body.
> Willy

Mark Nottingham

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