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Re: Support for gzip at the server #424

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:52:57 +0100
To: Martin Thomson <martin.thomson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <foc6i9h4h9jkbr3qm9ehcuuaeqnetug7vf@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Martin Thomson wrote:
>On 14 March 2014 02:20, Roland Zink <roland@zinks.de> wrote:
>> ISIZE is in the footer and not the header.
>
>So that leads me back to the original conclusion.  Since
>intermediation from 2 to 1.1 will require the Content-Length and
>extracting that from a gzip'd body would require buffering an entire
>request, I'm inclined to say that this is too hard.

It would help if you explain why you think Content-Length is needed in
this scenario. `Transfer-Encoding: chunked` is supported by servers and
intermediaries. Likely not perfectly, but if that is the concern we
should make that very explicit.
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