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From Ryan Bloom <...@covalent.net>
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


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