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RE: trouble connecting to IIS5 from OS X PB

From: Benn, Paul <paul.benn@netapp.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2001 14:45:24 -0800
Message-ID: <BC0FBE708897D4118C5500902745938E18DB55@black.eng.netapp.com>
To: "'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'" <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Perhaps this is an OSX-ism which will be fixed when it is released this

-----Original Message-----
From: John Stracke [mailto:francis@ecal.com]
Sent: Friday, March 02, 2001 6:12 AM
To: Benn, Paul
Cc: 'w3c-dist-auth@w3.org'
Subject: Re: trouble connecting to IIS5 from OS X PB

But in 2616/4.4 (which discusses how to determine the length of the body),
only way I see to infer that no body is present is to know that the message
MUST NOT have a body (e.g., if it's a GET request or a HEAD response), or
to see that the server closed the connection after the message (does not
for requests).  So I think IIS5 is probably within its rights to require
Content-Length: 0...though I personally would have written it to be more
forgiving, and assume that no Content-Length: and no Transfer-Encoding:
no body.
Received on Friday, 2 March 2001 17:45:33 UTC

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