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From "William A. Rowe Jr." <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] How to make Apache mod_deflate and Transfer-encoding : Chunked work together?
Date Tue, 31 Jan 2012 17:07:42 GMT
On 1/31/2012 9:37 AM, Matus UHLAR - fantomas wrote:
>>>> On 1/27/2012 2:50 PM, sameer shah wrote:
>>>>> As you can see in above 2 headers chunking is working only if the compression
>>>>> turned off.
>>> On 27.01.12 15:37, William A. Rowe Jr. wrote:
>>>> Chunking is not a feature that the client gets to choose.
>>>> Your client code is badly written if it is that fragile.
> IIUC, it's not badly written client code, but a want from webserver admin, that seems
> to be fullfillable with current apache/mod_deflate...

No.  Protocols and specifications exist for a reason.  Even *IF* you
could force chunk behavior at the origin server, you would be incapable
of producing the same results as the request travels through forward,
reverse and transparent proxies outside of that administrators control.

>>>> It has to be able to tolerate either of Content-Length or
>>>> Transfer-Encoding.  You don't have command or control of the
>>>> mechanism used if you are an HTTP/1.1 client.  It is always
>>>> the server's choice.

And tolerate disconnection to indicate end of response.

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