Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] What if server does not send HTTP_EARLY_RESPONSE but starts sending response (#2963)

Mike Bishop <notifications@github.com> Fri, 16 August 2019 17:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: [quicwg/base-drafts] What if server does not send HTTP_EARLY_RESPONSE but starts sending response (#2963)
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Good question.  From a purely transactional point of view, if no part of the response depends on the remainder of the request, the client might as well stop sending.  However, I can also imagine an API where the server wants to consume and store the remainder of what the client is sending even if the return value is determined already.

The most generic way to handle this is to say that the server can express that it doesn't need the remainder of the response, and if it doesn't do so, the client SHOULD finish sending it.

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