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From Vadim Gritsenko <vadim.gritse...@verizon.net>
Subject Re: [VOTE] allow redirects in handle-errors
Date Fri, 02 May 2003 13:29:06 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:

> Carsten Ziegeler wrote:
>
>> This topic seems to be the most important one for years :)
>>
>> Anyway, we saw some people being agains allowing redirects and some
>> people saying "I/We need this". So what shall we do?
>
>
> I noticed two posts that were particularly interesting and relevant.
> I don't have the links, so I will post a paraphrase:
>
> 1) "We have been doing this already, and it has been causing nothing
>     but problems.  Trying to figure out if a redirect is an error
>     or not is very difficult.  Trading a 30x for a 40x is not a good
>     solution."
>
> 2) "You can use a proxy to do the same thing for you.  The proxy
>     intercepts the error message and forwards it to the proper server."
>
> So we have a testimonial that it #1 causes a problem, and #2 has a
> better solution that will also help produce a more scalable
> infrastructure to boot.
>
> How about putting in the docs that we don't allow redirects in
> "handle-errors", here's why, and here is how you can work around
> it if you have a dedicated server for error messages....


This sounds like good and sane course of action... Is there any 
arguments against this plan?

Vadim



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