[Web-SIG] Is the size argument to the input-stream read method optional?
James Y Knight
foom at fuhm.net
Wed Dec 28 16:34:51 CET 2005
On Dec 21, 2005, at 10:20 AM, Jim Fulton wrote:
> Ian Bicking wrote:
>> Jim Fulton wrote:
>>> The PEP is unclear on this and should be clarified, IMO.
>> My experience in using implementations is many servers do not require
>> the read size argument (they don't give a TypeError), but they block
>> without it, or if you read past CONTENT_LENGTH. So it should
>> be required in the spec, since it's required in practice.
> Does this constitude a decision? Can somebody update the PEP?
> I am able and willing to if requested to. :)
Surely that's a bug in the server, not the spec? Indeterminate length
uploads (with transfer-encoding chunked) are allowed by HTTP, after
all. The CGI spec explicitly rejects such requests, but WSGI doesn't
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