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From Ryan Smith <>
Subject Re: Potential Bug In Circular Redirect
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2006 22:24:42 GMT

Oleg Kalnichevski wrote:
>On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 15:39 -0500, Ryan Smith wrote:
>>If i try a GET request on
>>And the web server does a 302 redirect to : /site.html?y=2
>>HttpCleint thinks its a Circular redirect b/c its *JUST* looking at the 
>>uri, not the uri + query string.
>>Not sure if this breaks the protocol or not, but thought i would bring 
>>it to your attention,
>>All browser support this type of redirect and recognizes it as not being 
>>circular, maybe
>>HttpClient should examine the URI + the query string?
>>Just a thought, ANy reply back on this would help alot.
>>Currently i have to have the application to allow circular redirects.
>What version of HttpClient are you using? 
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I am using 3.0 RELEASE
But i checked out the latest snap shot code, and the logic in only checks for the URI, not URI + Query string.

Below, plerase see my MANIFEST.MF that came with my httpclient.jar :

Manifest-Version: 1.0
Ant-Version: Apache Ant 1.5.3
Created-By: Apache Maven
Built-By: Michael
Package: org.apache.commons.httpclient
Build-Jdk: 1.3.1_17
Extension-Name: commons-httpclient
Specification-Title: Jakarta Commons HttpClient
Specification-Vendor: Apache Software Foundation
Implementation-Title: org.apache.commons.httpclient
Implementation-Vendor: Apache Software Foundation
Implementation-Version: 3.0

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