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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wr...@covalent.net>
Subject Re: protocol/8549: 416 errors return Content-Length header followed by no content, causing client hang
Date Thu, 15 Nov 2001 20:44:56 GMT
From: "Jeremy Elson" <jelson@circlemud.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2001 2:30 AM


> Hi,
> 
> I submitted this bug, and patch to fix the bug, 4 weeks ago but
> haven't seen any reply - did it get lost in the cracks? :-)

Setting the content length to zero seems very wrong.  I suspect we could
remove the content length header altogether, which should let the client
fall back on the chunking lengths, if implemented, or socket close.  Since
this is an exception condition, I don't suppose the HTTP/1.0-style socket 
close should have a necessarily negative impact on performance.

Thoughts?



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