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Re: Time to disable "Expect: 100-continue" by default?

From: Dan Fandrich <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 11:03:40 +0200

On Thu, Jul 06, 2017 at 09:59:37AM +0200, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> The number of requests done "out there" today that unncessarily are waiting
> 1000 ms on each request is probably substantial. Switching the default could
> automatically make a huge amount of curl requests go faster in the future.
> Is it time to remove the automatic Expect: header use and only do it on
> demand?

Another option is to raise the pending byte limit way higher than it is now so
that instead of kicking in at at 1KB (or whatever it is) it kicks in at 1MB (or
something) so that it has a better chance to actually save some time on today's
broadband networks.

>>> Dan
Received on 2017-07-06