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Subject: Re: [boost] [beast] Automatic content-length?
From: Vinnie Falco (vinnie.falco_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-07-02 13:58:14

On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 6:40 AM, Peter Dimov via Boost
<boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> This is completely sound from a theoretical design perspective, but
> forgetting to call prepare_payload will still be very common.
> Are there legitimate use cases in which one would send a response lacking
> Content-Length, with a body that has a known size?

I can't think of one. The only case where a message with a payload
omits Content- Length is for HTTP/1.0 responses for which the payload
size is unknown. In this case the end of the message is indicated by
the end of file / end of stream.

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