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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: Chunked encoding should be used also when not using keepalive
Date Thu, 01 Apr 2010 10:44:49 GMT
Wait a sec ... not enough coffee. I might have answered a totally 
different question (and incorrectly too)


On 4/1/2010 6:42 AM, Tim Funk wrote:
> Doing this would be bad. When serving JSP's (or anything dynamic greater
> than the buffer size) - the content length is not sent to the client. So
> when the end of the request is sent - there is no signal to the client
> to let them know the request is over and they can start a new request
> over the same connection.
> With chunked encoded - we can get away with no content length header
> because the each chunk as the length.
> -Tim
> On 4/1/2010 6:02 AM, Óscar Frías Barranco wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Currently Tomcat HTTP 1.1 Connector disables the use of chunked
>> encoding if
>> keepalive is not used. This happens when an HTTP 1.1 request contains a
>> "Connection: close" header.
>> I propose to change Coyote to use chunked encoding (for HTTP 1.1) even if
>> keepalive is disabled.

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