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From Brian Candler <>
Subject Re: standalone attachments and content-encoding header
Date Tue, 23 Mar 2010 09:05:13 GMT
On Tue, Mar 23, 2010 at 12:09:44AM +0000, Filipe David Manana wrote:
> By accepting an already gzip encoded attachment (through the PUT standalone
> attachment API) we risk not storing the real length of the attachment
> (length of the uncompressed form) in the attachment's metadata, and only the
> length of the attachment's encoded form.
> That would happen only if the attachment is streamed with a chunked transfer
> encoding request (that i.e. no content-length header in the upload request).

I thought content-length referred to the actual number of bytes transferred
(i.e. the encoded form), not the original uncompressed object? So to get the
"real" size you'd have to decompress anyway?

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