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From Issac Goldstand <mar...@beamartyr.net>
Subject Re: Basic query regarding client-server communication with browser setting HTTP 1.0/1.1
Date Wed, 30 May 2007 11:28:38 GMT
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Ben Noordhuis wrote:
>   
>> On 5/30/07, Souramita Sen <Souramita_Sen@mindtree.com> wrote:
>>     
>>> When you say the server forcibly closes the socket, do you mean it closes
>>> before sending whole html page. And then the client again connects to the
>>> server again and again to get rest of the bytes of text/html page.
>>>       
>>> From http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc1945/rfc1945 - section 7.2.2:
>>>       
>> "[...] the length of that body may be determined in one of two ways.
>> If a Content-Length header field is present, its value in bytes
>> represents the length of the Entity-Body. Otherwise, the body length
>> is determined by the closing of the connection by the server."
>>     
>
> For 1.1 you want RFC 2616 and also consider Transfer-Encoding: chunked
> as a valid mechanism for the size of the body.
>   
Right, but the original question specifically asked about HTTP/1.0 and
not 1.1

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