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From Daniel <>
Subject [users@httpd] Why include Content-Length in type-maps?
Date Fri, 09 May 2008 13:50:06 GMT
2008-05-09 15:25 skreiv Joshua Slive:
> On Fri, May 9, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Mathias wrote:
> > Are there any benefits of including Content-Length in type-maps? I do not
> > understand the need to overwrite this option when Apache is perfectly
> > capable of retrieving the information on it&#8217;s own.
> >
> > Are there performance benefits of including it?
> Without checking the code I'm just guessing, but it could be that the
> content-length is used as a negotiation criterion: if all else
> matches, choose the smallest representation.

It is a negotiation criteria. I think what he is trying to ask about is: why 
he should manually include it in the type-map instead of letting Apache 
gather the file size automatically.

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