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From "Maarten Coene (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (IVY-864) HTTP Handlers ignore unsuccessful response codes.
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2008 07:42:31 GMT


Maarten Coene commented on IVY-864:

Good catch.

Could you tell us where you encountered this problem, because the check already happens in
the URLHandler.getURLInfo method.
But adding this check again to the download methods won't be a bad thing indeed.

> HTTP Handlers ignore unsuccessful response codes.
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: IVY-864
>                 URL:
>             Project: Ivy
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: James P. White
>         Attachments: http_download_response_patch.txt
> The and methods don't bother to check
the HTTP response code from the server.  As a result they will put anything that the server
sends back as the contents of the artifact.  This isn't so good if it is something like the
HTML message for a 404 or 503 and what you wanted was a JAR file.  In fact it is pretty bad
because then the cache is poisoned and the user is left with purging the cache as the only

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