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From Rob Hartill <r...@imdb.com>
Subject Re: vote faster
Date Sun, 01 Dec 1996 20:27:36 GMT
Roy T. Fielding wrote:
>
>>>12/01 Ben Laurie         Re: vote faster (internal_redirect status problem)
>>>  +1 Ben, Roy [though it should be in better C style]
>> 
>> Not sure I followed the reasoning for this one. I'll +1 it if someone can
>> provide an example of why the current setup is broken. I have a fear
>> that people might be relying on the current behaviour... redirect but keep
>> the earlier status.  Maybe not, but what's being fixed ?
>
>An internal redirect which results in a 304 Not Modified being sent to
>the client gets logged as a 200, because the final response code of the
>redirect is not propagated to the request structure that is logged.
>The logfile then lies about the response status, which is not good for
>a webmaster trying to diagnose problems or monitor cache hits.

Okay +1

I've seen some redirects of my own being logged with the wrong status
(as useful as that sometimes is).


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