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// Copyright 2009 The Go Authors. All rights reserved.
// Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style
// license that can be found in the LICENSE file.
package http
import (
// NewChunkedWriter returns a new writer that translates writes into HTTP
// "chunked" format before writing them to w. Closing the returned writer
// sends the final 0-length chunk that marks the end of the stream.
// NewChunkedWriter is not needed by normal applications. The http
// package adds chunking automatically if handlers don't set a
// Content-Length header. Using NewChunkedWriter inside a handler
// would result in double chunking or chunking with a Content-Length
// length, both of which are wrong.
func NewChunkedWriter(w io.Writer) io.WriteCloser {
if _, bad := w.(*response); bad {
log.Printf("warning: using NewChunkedWriter in an http.Handler; expect corrupt output")
return &chunkedWriter{w}
// Writing to ChunkedWriter translates to writing in HTTP chunked Transfer
// Encoding wire format to the underlying Wire writer.
type chunkedWriter struct {
Wire io.Writer
// Write the contents of data as one chunk to Wire.
// NOTE: Note that the corresponding chunk-writing procedure in Conn.Write has
// a bug since it does not check for success of io.WriteString
func (cw *chunkedWriter) Write(data []byte) (n int, err os.Error) {
// Don't send 0-length data. It looks like EOF for chunked encoding.
if len(data) == 0 {
return 0, nil
head := strconv.Itob(len(data), 16) + "\r\n"
if _, err = io.WriteString(cw.Wire, head); err != nil {
return 0, err
if n, err = cw.Wire.Write(data); err != nil {
if n != len(data) {
err = io.ErrShortWrite
_, err = io.WriteString(cw.Wire, "\r\n")
func (cw *chunkedWriter) Close() os.Error {
_, err := io.WriteString(cw.Wire, "0\r\n")
return err