IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Chunked POST

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Chunked POST

Re: IPP> Chunked POST

kugler@us.ibm.com
Thu, 17 Dec 1998 10:08:22 -0700

To wrap up this discussion, can we summarize the answer in RFC 2119
standard-speak? What requirements must an http server meet in order to
claim compliance with HTTP/1.1 AND CGI/1.1?

1. MAY a server discard the message body of a POST request with no
Content-Length?
2. MAY a server discard the message body of a POST request with no
Content-Length when the destination resource is CGI?
3. MUST a server buffer the message body of a POST request with
Transfer-Encoding: chunked and generate a CONTENT_LENGTH when the
destination resource is CGI?
4. SHOULD a server buffer the message body of a POST request with
Transfer-Encoding: chunked and generate a CONTENT_LENGTH when the
destination resource is CGI?

What if the destination resource is a servlet?

Should this information be written in a spec or informational something
somewhere?

Thanks,

Carl Kugler