[Rd] Problems Reading from Socket

mschaff at bu.edu mschaff at bu.edu
Sun Jul 23 23:15:09 CEST 2006

To answer my own question (and maybe help someone else), it turns out 
my web server was sending chunked responses and inserting chunk sizes 
before each data chunk.

Changing the line:

request<-paste("POST ",path," HTTP/1.1\nHost: ",host...


request<-paste("POST ",path," HTTP/1.0\nHost: ",host...

disables chunked reponses and allows R to read directly from the socket 
without additional parsing.  So this wasn't really an R problem, but I 
thought this detail might help someone else.


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