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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Multipart Post Chunked
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2005 21:30:35 GMT
On Tue, 2005-10-25 at 17:51 +0200, Loïc Péron wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I investigate the ability to upload unknown length data to a HTTP
> server using multipart/form-data POST.
> 
> It seems, after a quick look, that the necessary code is in place in
> 3.0 for chunked POSTs, but that MultipartEntity does not allow for
> unknown length Parts.
> 
> Can it be implemented in as a simple way as if any Part.length==-1,
> then MultipartEntity.length==-1, causing the POST to be chunked? Is
> there anything more I overlooked, apart from implementing my own Part?
> 
> My use case can be reduced to: build a zip and upload to a server
> using form-data POST,
> zip containing application data, eventually the whole contents of a
> DVD. I dont want to need to build the zip on local storage to be able
> to POST it.
> 

Loïc,

Presently any Part returning -1 as its length will cause MultipartEntity
to miscalculate its total length. Please file a bug with Bugzilla

Oleg

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