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From Joshua Slive <jos...@slive.ca>
Subject Re: [PATCH] Re: proxy & cgi no longer streamed, C-L filter buffers
Date Mon, 19 Aug 2002 14:11:40 GMT
Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 18, 2002 at 03:03:40PM -0700, Brian Pane wrote:
> 
>>With this patch, we'll end up not sending a C-L header on most
>>shtml or CGI pages.  As a result, the server will add a
>>"Connection: close" for HTTP/1.0 clients and will use chunked
>>encoding for HTTP/1.1 clients.
> 
> 
> Here's the thing - I think I brought this up before and people
> yelled and screamed that we should always send C-L.  (I'm fairly
> sure I've submitted similar patches to what you sent.)
> 
> I know the RFC allows for Connection: Close or chunking, but people
> seem to not want to use those more than we have to.

It seems to me that people keep saying "somebody said we always need to 
send C-L".  I can't recall ever actually seeing someone say that.  And I 
certainly don't think it is correct.  C-L should be used whenever it is 
available, but not at the expense of buffering the whole request.  If 
anyone disagrees with that, let them explain why.  Otherwise, let's get 
apache sending the content down the wire again.

Joshua.


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