Re: trailers and pseudo-headers

In message <>, Julian Reschke writes:
>On 2014-07-02 09:35, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <>, Julian Reschke writes:
>>> The reason I ask is that people might start putting ":status" into a
>>> trailer and expect that to have an effect (it would be nice to have that
>>> feature, but it wouldn't map to 1.1...).
>> It would also be pretty pointless:  It would just shift the buffering
>> responsibility from the server to the client.
>What I meant is: an *additional* :status (such as in first claiming 
>everything is ok -- 200, then start streaming and failing, and then send 
>a 500 in the trailers).

And if that is a risk, the client can do only one thing:  Buffer the
response, until it is sure what the :status will be.

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Received on Wednesday, 2 July 2014 08:03:17 UTC