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From Ryan Bloom <>
Subject Re: CL for Proxy Requests
Date Fri, 30 Nov 2001 15:01:10 GMT
On Friday 30 November 2001 03:42 am, Eli Marmor wrote:
> Chuck Murcko wrote:
> > Also if the proxy is dechunking on its client side there will be no CL
> > to send...
> This is obvious. But this is already included in the rule: "there is no
> C-L when a filter that may change the size of the response is onvolved";
> After all, chunking is only a particular case of a filter...
> I think that we should supply a way (for a programmer) to tell Apache
> that a specific filter doesn't change the size of a response. Or doesn't
> change the size of specific reponses (using the contexts of the conf,
> such as DIRECTORY, etc.). Or the hack that Ryan mentioned. Because while
> browsers must support responses without C-L, they depend on it for some
> purposes (e.g. the % of download of a file).
> Especially in proxies, where the backend site is not aware that the C-L
> is removed by a proxy in the middle.

The hack is easy to add, and it is safer, I'll try to get to it this weekend if
nobody beats me to it.


Ryan Bloom
Covalent Technologies

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