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From Branko ─îibej <br...@e-reka.si>
Subject Re: Junk characters on the end of dates
Date Sun, 13 Feb 2011 04:02:12 GMT
On 12.02.2011 23:00, Graham Leggett wrote:
> On 12 Feb 2011, at 10:23 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>
>>> As part of https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16521,
>>> we currently accept dates that are trailed by extra characters
>>> without complaining. The following patch marks such dates as
>>> APR_DATE_BAD. Does this patch make sense?
>>
>> No, we don't complain because some clients send dates with extra
>> junk on the end, like Netscape did with the ugly ;len=size crap
>> on the end of an IMS field.
>
> That was my gut feel, which is why I asked - if we've managed to get
> as far as gleaning a date from the string, that should be good enough.
>
> I'll mark that part as wontfix.

Sorry, how is this APR's problem? Shouldn't HTTPD do the nonstandard
browser-specific request header parsing? By leaving this in, we condemn
all other APR users to writing validation code.

-- Brane

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