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From Davanum Srinivas <d...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: AxisServlet's using deprecated HttpUtils.getRequestURL
Date Thu, 20 Nov 2003 13:09:38 GMT
+1 to remove it. It's not too difficult to put it back in if needed.

-- dims

--- Ias <iasandcb@tmax.co.kr> wrote:
> Let me introduce the following clause:
> 
>                 // NOTE:  HttpUtils.getRequestURL has been deprecated.
>                 // This line SHOULD be:
>                 //    String url = req.getRequestURL().toString()
>                 // HOWEVER!!!!  DON'T REPLACE IT!  There's a bug in
>                 // req.getRequestURL that is not in HttpUtils.getRequestURL
>                 // req.getRequestURL returns "localhost" in the remote
>                 // scenario rather than the actual host name.
>                 //
>                 // ? Still true?  For which JVM's?
>                 String url = HttpUtils.getRequestURL(request).toString();
> 
> One of my colleague researchers assured me that the server name is decided
> by "Host" header of HTTP protocol (HTTP 1.1 requires that). For example,
> Tomcat's implementation is
> 
> (org.apache.coyote.Request)
>     /** 
>      * Return the buffer holding the server name, if
>      * any. Use isNull() to check if there is no value
>      * set.
>      * This is the "virtual host", derived from the
>      * Host: header.
>      */
>     public MessageBytes serverName() {
> 	return serverNameMB;
>     }
> 
> Moreover, Tomcat's HttpUtils.getRequestURL(request) also finally uses the
> above method, so it is clear that you get "localhost" in case your client
> sends "Host: localhost" header even though the actual server name is not
> "localhost".
> 
> I think this explanation is sufficient for rationale of updating
> HttpUtils.getRequestURL(request) to req.getRequestURL(). In addition, WS-I
> Basic Profile 1.0 also strongly recommends using HTTP 1.1, so the update
> can increase users' understanding of how AxisServlet works in terms of host
> name.
> 
> Thanks for your opinion and feedback in advance,
> 
> Ias
> 
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Davanum Srinivas - http://webservices.apache.org/~dims/

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