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From kxe...@apache.org
Subject documentation commit: updated refs/heads/master to 6f39c71
Date Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:47:08 GMT
Repository: couchdb-documentation
Updated Branches:
  refs/heads/master 4d1309e3d -> 6f39c7143


Add Transfer-Encoding to the list of HTTP Headers

This closes #6

Signed-off-by: Alexander Shorin <kxepal@apache.org>


Project: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/repo
Commit: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/commit/6f39c714
Tree: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/tree/6f39c714
Diff: http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/diff/6f39c714

Branch: refs/heads/master
Commit: 6f39c7143a6b4198a819a98081c4d8d1b8749c65
Parents: 4d1309e
Author: Maria Andersson <maria@dualpose.com>
Authored: Mon Nov 24 13:13:55 2014 +0100
Committer: Alexander Shorin <kxepal@apache.org>
Committed: Tue Nov 25 14:46:17 2014 +0300

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 src/api/basics.rst | 13 +++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+)
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http://git-wip-us.apache.org/repos/asf/couchdb-documentation/blob/6f39c714/src/api/basics.rst
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diff --git a/src/api/basics.rst b/src/api/basics.rst
index 6a86f3c..464b999 100644
--- a/src/api/basics.rst
+++ b/src/api/basics.rst
@@ -233,6 +233,19 @@ below.
    original ETag head (therefore sending back 304 Not Modified more
    often).
 
+-  ``Transfer-Encoding``
+
+   If the response uses an encoding, then it is specified in this
+   header field.
+
+   ``Transfer-Encoding: chunked`` means that the response is sent in
+   parts, a method known as `chunked transfer encoding`_. This is used
+   when CouchDB does not know beforehand the size of the data it will
+   send (for example, the :ref:`changes feed <changes>`).
+
+.. _chunked transfer encoding:
+   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chunked_transfer_encoding
+
 .. _json:
 
 JSON Basics


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