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Status: Archived
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Closed: Aug 2015
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Issue 94730: RFC2616 "Transfer-Encoding: gzip, chunked" not handled properly

Reported by, Aug 30 2011

Issue description

Chrome Version       : 12.0.742.112 (Developer Build 90304)
OS Version:  Ubuntu 11.04
URLs (if applicable) :
Other browsers tested:
  Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
     Safari 5: ?
  Firefox 4.x: FAIL
     IE 7/8/9: ?

What steps will reproduce the problem?

1. Access text/html document via server which sends entity with "Transfer-Encoding: gzip, chunked" http header (and no "Entity-Encoding" header)

What is the expected result?

Transparent decompression of `gzip` transfer-coding and properly rendered html page.

What happens instead?

Raw display of gzipped compressed octet-stream

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See also

for more details about this issue. Opera seems to be the only RFC2616 compliant browser in this regard.

Comment 1 by, Aug 30 2011

Labels: -OS-Linux -Area-Undefined OS-All Area-Internals Internals-Network-HTTP

Comment 2 by, Sep 16 2011

Technically, Chrome is in compliance with RFC2616.  We don't include a "TE" field, indicating we don't support any transfer-encodings, other than "chunked".  It's actually the server that's misbehaving, in your example.

There's also a link to a discussion about problems with double-gzipping the "TE" field causes on some servers, near the bottom of your link.  Think we're probably better off keeping things as-is, to avoid breaking non-compliant servers.

Comment 3 by, Mar 10 2013

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Labels: -Area-Internals -Internals-Network-HTTP Cr-Internals-Network-HTTP Cr-Internals

Comment 4 by, Aug 25 2015

Status: Archived
Archiving unconfirmed issues, which have not been modified (commented on, updated, etc...) in over 2 years.

Comment 5 by, Jul 6 2018

Components: Internals>Network

Comment 6 by, Jul 6 2018

Components: -Internals>Network>HTTP

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