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Re: Support for gzip at the server #424 (Consensus Call)

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:03:16 +0100
Message-ID: <5327EFB4.3090304@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2014-03-18 04:50, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> It sounds like we have consensus to close #424 with no action. Anyone have a problem with that?


I believe we're giving up too early.

HTTP/1.1 already requires servers to handle chunked encoding in requests:

   "All HTTP/1.1 applications MUST be able to receive and decode the 
"chunked" transfer-coding, and MUST ignore chunk-extension extensions 
they do not understand." (RFC 2616, 3.6)

So gatewaying to 1.1 shouldn't be a problem at all, as no buffering is 

If gatewaying to 1.0 servers is the problem than we seriously should 
consider giving up on *that* goal. Speaking of which - why *exactly* is 
gatewaying to 1.0 a problem?

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:03:46 UTC

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