Are the built-in HTTP servers production quality?

Alan Kennedy alanmk at
Tue Jul 20 01:19:56 CEST 2004

[Alan Kennedy]

[snip spiel about chunked transfer encoding]

> This is how robust production servers like Apache and Tomcat do it: they 
> don't try to buffer the content, for a whole load of good reasons.

I should have stressed: this strategy is most often used when there is 
some form of dynamic content generation going on, when it's not 
possible to know when the output of the users code (e.g. CGI, PHP, 
ASP, etc) is going to stop.

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