Bug in inets HTTP Client w/ Chunked Encoding

Dave Smith dizzyd@REDACTED
Tue Sep 8 16:56:11 CEST 2009

Argh...I failed basic training of bug reporting apparently...

O/S Platform: OS X 10.6 and 10.5
Erlang Version: R13B01 (64 and 32-bit versions)


On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 8:53 AM, Dave Smith <dizzyd@REDACTED> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I stumbled across what I believe to be a bug in the inets HTTP client,
> when used with HTTP chunked encoding and having the client save
> directly to a file. The distilled test case is attached.
> From my reading of the client source code, it looks like there is a
> rather severe impedance mismatch between the httpc_handler and
> http_chunk modules. The http_chunk modules correctly decodes the
> chunks and calls back into httpc_manager:stream, but then fails to
> pass the modified HTTP request back out on completion. It's not clear
> to me exactly how one would fix this without a fair bit of rework.
> Of note, it's possible to work around the failure by having the
> library stream the chunks to the calling process. However, it's kinda
> of silly to have to do that when the HTTP client provides a feature
> for this very use case.
> Please let me know if I can do anything to further elucidate this bug.
> D.

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