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How do I avoid chunked encoding either in HttpListener or in SimpleWorkerRequest?

Posted By:      Posted Date: August 24, 2010    Points: 0   Category :ASP.Net


I am writing a simple web server that uses HttpListner (http.sys) as a listener and an output conduit, and a SimpleWorkerRequest to process ASP.NET requests. All works well, but when an application my server hosts outputs chunked response, ASP.NET calls SimpleWorkerRequest's SendResponseFromMemory() method and passes in data that is chunked-encoded. When I write the output to HttpListener's output stream, it gets chunk-encoded again, breaking the whole thing. So I ended up writing chunked decoder in the middle, which makes it inefficient because the response gets massaged three times instead of one:

  1. Chunked-encoded by ASP.NET HttpResponse, then
  2. Decoded by my code in the SimpleWorkerRequest.SendResponseFromMemory(), and
  3. Gets chunked-encoded again by writing to HttpListner's output stream.

My question is how do I tell either SimpleWorkerRequest or HttpListener not to chunk-encode the response so the encoding can be done only once by either of those? (Preferably, it's SimpleWorkerRequest that needs an option to pass the response to the web server without changing it so that HttpListener would encode all responses, whether the come from ASP.NET or not, for example from CGI request processor).

Thank you,

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