[vlc-devel] [PATCH] No need to send Connection: Keep-Alive or Connection: Closed

Rémi Denis-Courmont rdenis at simphalempin.com
Tue Jun 17 20:40:48 CEST 2008

Le mardi 17 juin 2008 21:05:02 Bill C. Riemers, vous avez écrit :
> This replaces my previous patch not to send Connection: Closed.   As
> discussed, there is no need to send Connection: Keep-Alive either, as
> this will just confuse HTTP 1.0 proxy servers.

Once we stop sending Connection, the server MUST do at least one of:
- specify the Content-Length,
- use chunked encoding, or
- set Connection: close in the response.

This is so that we can detect the end of file. I am fine with assuming that 
the server will do this.

But... I suspect the proposed patch will breaks if Content-Length is 0 (i.e. 
if we try to request from the end of the file), and neither Connection nor 
chunked encoding are used.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

More information about the vlc-devel mailing list