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From bugzi...@apache.org
Subject [Bug 61090] mod_proxy gives 502 on early HTTP response (3xx, 4xx, 5xx)
Date Mon, 15 May 2017 17:10:21 GMT
https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=61090

--- Comment #3 from Eric Covener <covener@gmail.com> ---
(In reply to felipe from comment #2)
> Note that RFC 2616/8.2.4 specifies that clients SHOULD implement behavior
> such as this task describes:
> 
> -------------
>  If at any point an error status is received, the client
> 
>       - SHOULD NOT continue and
> 
>       - SHOULD close the connection if it has not completed sending the
>         request message.

I think the PR is a useful requirement, but AFAICT this guidance above was not
carried forward to httpbis (and even in 2616 there is no requirement to poll
for a status code mid-request, so we cannot say it has been received).

See 7230 6.6 for expectations on how connections are safely torn down.

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