Wednesday, November 26, 2003

HTTP Chunked Encoding

webservices.xml.com: Protocol Design: How Many Bytes? [Nov. 25, 2003]

The updated HTTP 1.1 presented a solution that did not have these problems, a combination of length prefixing and an end of data indicator. When data is generated on the fly, it is assumed to be generated as a series of "chunks", each chunk being at least 1 byte long.
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