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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Subject Re: more Keep-Alive - possible problem
Date Wed, 07 Feb 1996 21:08:33 GMT
> At any rate, I've further localized the bug. It's not, as I reported 
> earlier, 67 byte files and smaller, but rather HTTP responses smaller 
> than 255 bytes (including both the response-line, headers and body). 
> Which at least is a more round number (in the binary sense). It also means 
> we could stick in a bogus header that would round out the number of bytes 
> to >255...

Here ya go....

    Warning: 99 Your browser sucks.  This really long message is here because
             someone didn't bother to test their implementation of Keep-Alive.
             Maybe you should think about upgrading it.

> Besides, don't knock it 'till you've tried it. I've confirmed that this
> bug exists in Netscape/Mac, on several systems, and I believe Netscape
> uses shared code across their platforms for this sort of thing, and I was
> wondering if anyone has attempted to see if this exists on other OSes,
> which I don't have access to. So if someone could point a Unix or Windows
> version of Netscape 2.0 at, and tell
> me what happens (it's a 10 byte file, which makes 195 bytes w/ headers,
> and causes the Mac version to hang for 15 seconds at "100%" until the
> connection times out), that'd be helpful. I haven't yet filled out a bug
> report form at Netscape, I'd like to get all my facts straight first.

The bug is present in 2.0b4 on X/SunOS.


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