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Re: dump format refinement

From: Daniel Stenberg <daniel_at_haxx.se>
Date: 2002-04-30 08:10:16 CEST

On 29 Apr 2002, Marcus Comstedt wrote:

> > Indeed, it would be tricky. I wonder how httpd deals with this when you
> > GET a file....?
>
> If it's really a file, then it would probably just stat it to get the
> length. For dynamic content, there is a mechanism in HTTP/1.1 that allows
> you to transfer the content as an unspecified number of chunks, each
> prefixed with its own content-length. Don't know if any httpd actually
> implements it though.

Chunked transfer-encoding is mandatory for HTTP 1.1, so every server that
claims 1.1 should support it... All the major ones do, afaik.

Details in RFC2616 section 3.6.

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