[Seaside] HTTP server streaming (was My progress with Seaside...)

Janko Mivšek janko.mivsek at eranova.si
Thu Jan 5 22:16:06 CET 2006

Avi Bryant wrote:
> On Jan 5, 2006, at 2:10 AM, Janko Mivšek wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> Streaming on a HTTP 1.1 servers is a bit more difficult than on old  
>> 1.0 ones because a TCP connection stays open during many HTTP  
>> requests. To know when each request ends, it must therefore report  an 
>> exact length and this is the reason why we need the entire  response 
>> in advance before sending to a client.
>> But there is also a solution around: see HTTP 1.1 standard http:// 
>> www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2616.txt, section 3.6 Transfer Codings. It  seems 
>> that "chunked" transfer coding enables streaming!
> Yes, and in fact if you look at the version of Swazoo-HTTP on  SqueakMap 
> you'll see that I started some work to support chunked  encoding, but 
> I've never really put all the pieces together...
> Avi

Can I ask someone to fileout that part to plain text format for inport 
in VW. It would take too much time for me to set up and learn Squeak 
right now. But I have some ideas how to make streaming in Swazoo too, so 
maybe we can do it quickly that way.

Best regards

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