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From Rob Hartill <>
Subject 1.2b1 status
Date Sun, 24 Nov 1996 20:51:43 GMT

	Sameer has offered a patch to do unbuffered CGI.
	Ben has said he supports the feature.
	Roy has vetoed it for 1.2
	Brian doesn't want it in 1.2 either


	searching domains

	lots of arguments on both sides. Brian suggests putting it in   ... seems like
	the only option now.


	Charles' Orth (via Roy) has a patch to fix a protocol bug.

	+1 from Roy and Brian


	DEC UNIX 3.2, DEC cc  patches for clean compile. From Len Smith via

	Randy objected to these.

	The logic of timeouts seems to be somewhat screwed - keepalive
	timeouts may be used at the wrong moments, it seems to me.  [Ben]

	"This should be added to a known_bugs page" [Brian]


	From: Roy
	The problem is that a request on /dir/ is internally redirected to
	/dir/index.html, which properly results in a 304 Not Modified.  However,
	the r->status is not updated to reflect new->status (and anything else
	that might need to be promoted).

	we're still waiting for someone to speak up on whether it's a
	major problem or not.  I don't know that area of the code well
	enough, though I can't say that promotion of error code from
	sub-redirects has been a problem for me personally.  Again, flag
	it as a known bug is probably the best we can
	do here, unless someone wants to speak up.  [brian]


	1.2-dev still has this bug in it.  get_client_block needs to
	check for the -1 error case from the call to bread().

	patch offered. positive feedback so far.


	Roy's claim of CGI schitzo behavior and improper dealing with
	CONTENT_LENGTH.  This is a showstopper in my opinion until more
	voices are heard.

	Roy offers 2 options:
	  a) Assume it is only for old scripts.  This requires changing mod_cgi
	    so that it rejects anything without a Content-Length (411 Length
	    Required) even if it is chunked, or at least anything that cannot
            be read into a single buffer before execing the script.

          b) Assume it is for new scripts and that old scripts will just never
	    see the HTTP/1.1 input (after all, no sane client would chunk an
	    x-www-url-encoded form).  This requires changing get_client_block
	    so that it passes the chunk size and footer to the script. 

	Jim voted for (b)
	Ed  voted for (a) 

	Alexei says it's supposed to be this way.

	+ other comments.

	Roy has offered a patch.
	Ben thinks there might be something wrong with it, Roy offered
	a fix.
	+1 from Randy & Brian

Showstoppers (perhaps):

	?  get_client_block needs to check for the -1  (sounds nasty)


	Charles' Orth's protocol bug (Roy say "critical protocol bug" which
	I've translated to "showstopper")


		Prepare more documentation.
		Resolve all outstanding bugs (see above).
	Nov 24	Create last pre-beta tarball (Randy?)
		Test, test, test.
		Report back with positive as well as negative comments.
	Nov 30	Create 1.2b1 tarball.
	  "	Update CVS to reflect 1.2b1 release.
	Dec  1  Release 1.2b1.
	  "	Put documentation online if there is any.
	  "	Hand 1.2 management over.

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