Ross Patterson wrote:
>>5. Origin servers MUST remove the Transfer-Encoding before passing a
>>request body to a plug-in, servlet, (Fast)CGI, or across any other
>>That's not clearly stated in either the HTTP 1.1 or CGI 1.1
An unfortunate omission, IMO.
>>HTTP actually doesn't guarantee anything about *acceptance* of requests.
>There are lots of conditions that can provoke responses other than
>"200 OK". It does, however, require that all HTTP 1.1 applications be
>able to receive and decode chunked requests (HTTP 1.1 rev 6, sec. 3.6.1).
>If the resource in question is implemented via CGI 1.1, it might still
>be rejected as you noted due to buffering concerns, but if it is
>implemented via an interface that does not require a pre-determined
>length, there's nothing wrong with sending chunked data.
Section 4.4 says:
> All HTTP/1.1 applications that receive entities MUST accept the
> "chunked" transfer-coding (section 3.6), thus allowing this mechanism
> to be used for messages when the message length cannot be determined
> in advance.
Apparently that should be interpreted as "MUST accept the 'chunked'
TRANSFER-CODING, but NEED NOT accept REQUESTs with that transfer-coding."