[ee122] Content-Length vs. Actual File Size

Daniel Killebrew dank at eecs.berkeley.edu
Sun Oct 28 15:16:43 PDT 2007

Trust the content-length.

If using a persistent connection:
Any data that's longer is part of the server's next response.
Non-persistent and theres extra data: ignore it

If data is ever shorter then you should be waiting for more.


Jeff Wang wrote:
> How should we handle the case when the size of the data after header  
> is longer (or shorter) than the Content-Length?
> Which information should we trust?
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