Re: holding connections open: a modest proposal

Mike Meyer (
Sat, 17 Sep 1994 05:19:27 +0200

> The binary-segmented encoding addresses cases where
> the server doesn't know in advance how large the
> object is. It lets the server send data one chunk
> at a time instead of having to buffer the whole thing.

In that case, why not use message/partial with a content length on
each part, and a total on the final part?

> 3. Use multipart/* and a new, binary, self-delimiting encoding.
> (3) has not been invented yet.

No, the mechanism in the current encoding scheme just isn't being used

> I'm in favor of (3).

So am I, especially when you consider that the only objection is an