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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Philosophy, empty body still a request body?
Date Thu, 07 Jul 2005 16:03:33 GMT
At 08:30 AM 7/7/2005, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>On Jul 5, 2005, at 1:41 PM, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
>>RFC2616 says TRACE doesn't accept a body.
>>Patches I'd committed to 1.3.x and working on 2.1.x (to port
>>to 2.0.x) enforce this with TraceEnable On.
>>But what about a 0-byte body?
>>Content-Length: 0
>Is the same as no message body.

Ack.  But combined with a T-E header, we are told to unset
this Content-Length, so it must be unset when presented in 
combination with T-E:.

>>Transfer-Encoding: chunked
>Is not the same as no message body.

Cool.  Thank you for the clarification.  Final question, please
verify my guess that;


is the same as

Content-Length: 0

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