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Content Length header

Meng Tan
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Joined: Jan 20, 2001
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does anyone know whether Tomcat will send a Content Length header when the response size is smaller than the buffer size?
Thank you.
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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No. It's up to the application to set the Content-Length header. In the case of HTML, you don't need to. In the case of PDF, you MUST and it must be CORRECT or Netscape users won't be able to view the document.

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