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What method do HTTP and SMTP use to mark the end of message body?

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How does SMTP mark the end of a message body? How about HTTP? Can HTTP use the same method as SMTP to mark the end of a message body?, Thank you.

Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Omer replied 5 years ago.


To answer your question SMTP uses a line containing only a period to mark the end of a message body.
HTTP uses “Content‐Length header field” to indicate the length of a message body.
HTTP cannot use the method used by SMTP, because HTTP message could be binary data, whereas in SMTP, the message body must be in 7 bit ASCII format.
I hope this solves your question let me know if you need more explanation.

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