[drakma-devel] question about encodings and content length calculation

Peter Eddy peter.eddy at gmail.com
Mon Dec 17 21:53:42 UTC 2007

On Dec 17, 2007 3:25 PM, Edi Weitz <edi at agharta.de> wrote:
> On Mon, 17 Dec 2007 12:45:51 -0500, "Peter Eddy" <peter.eddy at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Should I be calculating the length myself?
> Yes.  See here:
>   http://weitz.de/drakma/#content-length
> One could argue that Drakma should be able to compute the right value
> itself, but this is more trickier than one first thinks.  Of course,
> if you think you know how to do this in a way that covers all corner
> cases, I'd be happy to accept a patch.  The general design philosophy
> of Drakma is that it should be as easy to use as possible.

It turns out that in my case setting content-length to nil (and
therefore using chunked encoding) works perfectly. I was sure I'd
tried that before, but must not have. Anyway, I think that qualifies
as easy.


- Peter

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