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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 19317] New: - Proxy makes browser report redirection limit exceeded
Date Fri, 25 Apr 2003 11:05:58 GMT
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Proxy makes browser report redirection limit exceeded 

           Summary: Proxy makes browser report redirection limit exceeded
           Product: Apache httpd-2.0
           Version: 2.0.45
          Platform: All
               URL: http://www.datamonitor.com/~fae9e55a9ece49329146bf65c436
                    e9aa~/all/news/product.asp?pid=88A31E2B-A2CE-4A5D-88FA-
                    0AEA559CC79B
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Minor
          Priority: Other
         Component: mod_proxy
        AssignedTo: bugs@httpd.apache.org
        ReportedBy: sami.tikka@f-secure.com


Configure Mozilla to use Apache as a proxy. Access the URL. Mozilla makes
repeated requests and finally pops up a dialog saying: "Redirection limit for
this URL exceeded. Unable to load the requested page."

I suspect the problem is caused by mod_proxy encoding the tilde characters in
the URL. Watching the HTTP traffic with and without the proxy reveals that
Mozilla sends the tilde unencoded and Apache encodes it with the corresponding
percent sequence, which the remote website seems to find confusing. The website
keeps sending redirections to the browser until the browser gives up.

I believe Apache proxy should send the URL in exactly the same format it
received it. This might violate the RFC, but it would minimize interoperability
problems like this.

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