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From "Sangjin Lee (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Updated: (GERONIMO-3860) HttpResponseDecoder does not handle folded headers properly
Date Fri, 15 Feb 2008 18:18:08 GMT


Sangjin Lee updated GERONIMO-3860:

    Priority: Minor  (was: Major)

I think it is a minor issue mostly because folded headers are not very common in HTTP.  However,
this needs to be fixed.

> HttpResponseDecoder does not handle folded headers properly
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: GERONIMO-3860
>                 URL:
>             Project: Geronimo
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: AsyncHttpClient
>    Affects Versions: 1.x
>            Reporter: Sangjin Lee
>            Assignee: Rick McGuire
>            Priority: Minor
> HttpResponseDecoder makes an assumption that headers complete in a single line ended
by CRLF.  The HTTP RFC (along with RFC 822) permits a single header spanning multiple lines.
 Such folding can be detected by detecting the leading LWSP char (either a space or a horizontal
> HttpResponseDecoder needs to handle this properly.  Currently it throws a ProtocolDecoderException
(StringIndexOutOfBoundsException underneath).

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