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From Nick Kew <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Determining incoming request size
Date Wed, 24 Aug 2005 03:01:27 GMT
Tony VanScoy wrote:
> Is it possible to get the size of an incoming request? If so, how
> reliable is it? I was thinking of using Content-Length, but I thought
> I read somewhere that it's up to the browser to set that value.

Indeed it is.  You then read Content-Length bytes.  If there are more
bytes on the line, they're just line noise.

Of course, if you run HTTP/1.1 you may not get a Content-length header.
Apache will dechunk it for you, but you won't know the size in advance.

Nick Kew

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