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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: what are the issues? (was: Re: Patch review: ...)
Date Fri, 30 Jun 2000 06:41:36 GMT
>Isn't the more important reason to have a content-length header that
>browsers won't do keep-alive without one?  I never really understand that
>limitation though.

An HTTP/1.1 browser will do persistent connections with chunked, but
you are right for HTTP/1.0 browsers.  The reason is that, if the client
is 1.0, we have to close the connection because chunked isn't allowed
and there is no other way to indicate an end-of-content without length.


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