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Re: trailers and pseudo-headers

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:56:24 +0000
To: "Eric J. Bowman" <eric@bisonsystems.net>
cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20859.1404294984@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <20140702034611.2dd18217cd132f02ab3bf24f@bisonsystems.net>, "Eric J. Bowman" writes:
>"Poul-Henning Kamp" wrote:
>>
>> >Hm? That would imply buffering all responses before displaying them?
>> 
>> Exactly...  :status must be final and definitive before the client
>> can decide how to present or process the body.
>
>I'm not sure how to interpret your position here PHK, but this would be
>a major step backwards for the Web.

My position is that :status can *never* go into trailers (which I think
should be unsupported btw.)

HTTP/1 has always worked this way:  The first thing the server tells
you is the status code, and there is no way it can change that
subsequently:  Once you've seen 200, 301, 404 or 502, you know what
use the object body can be to you and dispatch accordingly.

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