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From Graham Leggett <minf...@sharp.fm>
Subject Re: Junk characters on the end of dates
Date Sat, 12 Feb 2011 22:00:13 GMT
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.

Regards,
Graham
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