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From "James P. White (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (IVY-864) HTTP Handlers ignore unsuccessful response codes.
Date Tue, 22 Jul 2008 05:44:31 GMT


James P. White updated IVY-864:

    Attachment: http_download_response_patch.txt

This is a patch to BasicURLHandler and HttpClientHandler so that they will only successfully
download a file if the HTTP response code is 2XX.  I think that is pretty much the right thing
to do for starters (more elaborate would be dealing with redirection 3XX).

> 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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