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Subject: RE: Conent length with MIME header

Dick Brooks wrote:

> Then again in section 14.13:
>    "In HTTP, it SHOULD be sent whenever the message's length can be
>     determined prior to being transferred, unless this is prohibited
>     by the rules in section 4.4."
> IF ebXML mandates that only HTTP 1.1 servers are supported then we could
> eliminate the Content-Length, BUT...

    I agree with all you say here. I just want to add that I've seen several
popular HTTP software packages (theoretically HTTP 1.1) choke on HTTP
requests when the Content-Length header is ignored, so for general
interoperatility purposes it is a good idea to include.

Jonathan Borden
The Open Healthcare Group

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