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Re: How to detect missing Content-Length response header?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:32:18 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 20 Feb 2009, Daniel Stenberg wrote:

>> to detect Content-Length actually being 0, vs the Content-Length header not
>> being sent.
> Oh indeed. I consider that a bug. How would you prefer it to act?

Okay then, may I suggest that it returns a -1 if the size is unknown? Having
the function return an error is also possible, but that feels wrong to me
since the function doesn't actually fail, it just can't return a proper

Received on 2009-02-23