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From Christopher Schultz <ch...@christopherschultz.net>
Subject Re: How to disable chunked encoding for the Http11NioProtocol connector.
Date Thu, 06 Jan 2011 21:08:36 GMT
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Ilya,

On 1/6/2011 12:27 PM, ilya goberman wrote:
> I think what was suggested before is to control this behavior by
> setting "keepAlive" setting. I would not think this is the right
> way.

Er, what's the difference between using "keepAlive setting" and
"Connection: close"? AFAIK, they are the same thing.

> I would still want to preserve "keepAlive" functionality for all
> other requests except "long running comet response".

Of course. So, you have the client set "Connection: close" (which
disables keep-alive) and then the configuration Mark proposed causes
chunked encoding to be avoided.

> So if it is
> request for a web page, using keepAlive is fine. Now in order to
> disable chunked encoding for a particular response, I would propose
> that a developer would set "Connection:close" header.

On the server side or from the client side? I'm not sure if Mark was
thinking client or server. I suppose server would be safer, since the
server can make the decision and not have to ensure that clients are
compliant.

> Using
> connection "close" implies that closing the connection indicates the
> end of response and chunked encoding is not necessary in this case.

So... everyone is happy, then, right? Are we arguing semantics, then?

- -chris
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