[Web-SIG] HTTP 1.1 trailers
mnot at mnot.net
Tue Sep 28 23:06:09 CEST 2004
/me hits head; good point.
On Sep 28, 2004, at 2:01 PM, James Y Knight wrote:
> On Sep 28, 2004, at 2:02 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> I just realised that WGSI doesn't allow applications to send headers
>> as trailers (RFC2616, 3.6.1 Chunked Transfer Coding). I think that's
>> OK, as pretty much nobody uses them, and it would require a pretty
>> radical change in WGSI's design to support them, but I think the PEP
>> should mention it.
> Nah, it's pretty easy for a webserver to add this feature as a WSGI
> extension, and for a client to do:
> if 'mycoolwebserver.set_trailers' in environ:
> Since it's easy to add as an implementation specific enhancement, and
> since trailers are very close to completely useless, I don't think it
> really needs to be in the core standard.
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