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Re: [PATCH v2] http-backend: allow empty CONTENT_LENGTH


Max Kirillov wrote:

> According to RFC3875, empty environment variable is equivalent to unset,
> and for CONTENT_LENGTH it should mean zero body to read.
> However, unset CONTENT_LENGTH is also used for chunked encoding to indicate
> reading until EOF. At least, the test "large fetch-pack requests can be split
> across POSTs" from t5551 starts faliing, if unset or empty CONTENT_LENGTH is
> treated as zero length body. So keep the existing behavior as much as possible.
> Add a test for the case.
> Reported-By: Jelmer Vernooij <jelmer@xxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Max Kirillov <max@xxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> Added the "reported-by" and explained inline the reason to keep existing behavior

Lovely, thanks.

To me, "keep the existing behavior as much as possible" isn't comforting
because it doesn't tell me *which* existing behavior.  Fortunately the patch
itself is comforting: it makes us treat "" the same way as unset, which is
exactly what the RFC requires.

So I'm happy with this version.  Thanks for your patient work.

Reviewed-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@xxxxxxxxx>