This is one of the unfortunate problems with HTTP/1.1 - it always
leans towards _semantic_transparency_, not _performant_transparency_.
Read RFC2068 section 13.8 (p.91); a compliant HTTP/1.1 proxy "MUST NOT
return a partial response to a client without explicitly marking it as
such using the 206 (Partial Content) status code." Which means a
"correct" proxy indeed has to do like mingo says (with appropriate
completeness checks in between the two calls).
Of course, I'm not aware of _ANY_ proxy servers that conform to the
RFC on this point, so file this message under "useless trivia" ;-)
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