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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Tomcat and HTTP chunk extensions
Date Wed, 05 Jan 2011 16:39:31 GMT
On 05/01/2011 15:21, EOIN MCQUILLAN wrote:
> Mark - would you be able to explain to me then what your understanding is of the 
> intended use of chunk extensions within HTTP?

To implement chunked transfer encoding.

> I understand what you are saying and I understand I may be pushing boundaries 
> with what I am doing here and may write some of my own stuff for this purpose 
> however the extensions look like a useful feature anyway so I'd be interested in 
> knowing your opinion on them.

Chunked extentions are not a feature. They are a component part of
chunked transfer encoding.

Mark

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> ________________________________
> From: Mark Thomas <markt@apache.org>
> To: Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, 5 January, 2011 14:58:55
> Subject: Re: Tomcat and HTTP chunk extensions
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> On 05/01/2011 14:52, EOIN MCQUILLAN wrote:
>> Mark - maybe I am pushing the boundaries with what I am doing here however 
>> given 
>>
>> the HTTP RFC provides us with a chunk extension capability then I would have 
>> assumed there would exist an set of API calls within Tomcat that allow us to 
>> read/write a chunk extension?
> 
> Your assumption is wrong. There is no such API.
> 
> The HTTP protocol does not allow for client/server during a
> request/response. The client sends a request message, the server replies
> with a response message. That is all you have to work with.
> 
> To repeat what I wrote before. Chunking is a transfer encoding. It
> applies *per link*, not end to end.
> 
> Mark
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