Fwd: Status of chunked transfer encoding

From: Henrik Nordstrom <hno@dont-contact.us>
Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 01:13:14 +0200

For the archives.

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Subject: RE: [squid-users] Re: regarding squid 2..4 stable 4. ( is it
http 1.0or 1.1 complaint ) ?
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 10:20:12 +1100
From: "Robert Collins" <robert.collins@itdomain.com.au>
To: "Joe Cooper" <joe@swelltech.com>, "Jigar Rasalawala"
Cc: "Henrik Nordstrom" <hno@squid-cache.org>,

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Cooper [mailto:joe@swelltech.com]
> Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2002 9:44 AM
> Good guess. Squid doesn't support transfer-encoding: chunked
> (though the te branch has some unfinished basic te support).
> Robert (being the
> hero that he is) started working on it some time ago. Some
> day it will
> happen--but there are some architectural issues within Squid
> that makes
> chunking difficult. I'll leave it to Robert to describe what
> those are,
> if he is so inclined.

Thanks Joe.

For the record, I actually picked some existing work, and refreshed
 it - adding in zlib and compress support (without the previous
 requirement of a proprietary library)- and made it mode generic and

chunking itself works great... but the loss of information during the
cache->client transfer meant that on compressed tranferred range
requests, the chunk overhead could get counted against the data, and
other nasty things.


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