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From Jim Jagielski <...@jaguNET.com>
Subject Re: Dechunking code in Apache 2.0.49
Date Fri, 04 Jun 2004 16:07:54 GMT

On Jun 3, 2004, at 5:02 PM, Mathias Herberts wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I've been deploying Apache 1.3 instances for many years now, relying 
> heavily on the mod_proxy / mod_rewrite couple to build our HTTP 
> backbone.
>
> In the past year I've met a problem with the proxying of requests made 
> by MIDP (mobile devices) clients. Those requests were using 
> 'Transfer-Encoding: chunked' and mod_proxy in Apache 1.3 was not 
> willing to forward those requests correctly. I filed bug #17877 and 
> provided a patch providing a workaround for this situation. My patch 
> used REQUEST_CHUNKED_PASS instead of REQUEST_CHUNKED_ERROR in 
> mod_proxy.c and passed unchanged the 'Transfer-Encoding: chunked' 
> request header if it existed.
>

I think there's been soem discussion, onlist as well as via Bugzilla, on
the best way to handle this. Personally, I think that if the client
sent chunked, we should pass that through to the origin server.


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