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From r..@covalent.net
Subject Re: [PATCH] dechunking, body filtering
Date Tue, 17 Oct 2000 03:13:03 GMT

> > Jeff and I both looked at REQUEST_CHUNKED_PASS, and the whole point of it
> > is to throw away data.  I personally believe it made sense in the BUFF
> > model, but it doesn't make any sense anymore.  I think it should just go
> > away before our next alpha.  If anybody REALLY needs it, we can always put
> > it back.  Jeff says he searched on google, and I reviewed the code that
> > currently uses it in the core and the comments.  I really don't think we
> > need to keep this behavior around.
> 
> Ummm, not quite.  The point was to be able to implement filtered
> request streams within modules that understood HTTP/1.1 and needed
> the chunks (and chunk-extensions) to perform things like message
> integrity checks.  Since we can do that with filters in 2.0, we can
> remove that option IF we have a bucket data type for passing metadata
> downstream and a way to differentiate between completed EOS and
> aborted EOS.   I haven't checked if today's incarnation of buckets
> has that functionality yet, but it will by the end of the hackathon.

I think that would be done best by creating a filter that sits between the
chunking and http filters.  That filter would get to see the chunk header
and on the next call it would see the actual chunk.

Yes, I do believe this can go away now.  :-)

Ryan

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