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From Chuck Murcko <ch...@topsail.org>
Subject Re: [PATCH] PR#232: work around netscape header problem
Date Sat, 19 Apr 1997 00:25:29 GMT
Marc Slemko wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> 
> > After thinking about this a while, I've changed my mind and now believe
> > that we need to fix Netscape's bug for them.  The reasons are that the
> > bug is non-intuitive to non-programmers, we'll end up getting blamed
> > for it anyway, I have a feeling that Netscape won't get around to
> > fixing it in 4.0, and my fix has no impact unless the headers are
> > exactly 256 or 257 bytes long (the bug manifests in both cases).
> 
> Will it not work to just add a bflush() instead of the extra header
> line?  Don't have time to test right now, but from what I recall it
> should and it seems like a better workaround to me, although not as
> fun as making headers saying how lame Netscape is.  <g>
> 
> Sorry if this was discussed and I missed it.

A long time ago. It will fix it, but the resulting extra packet really
screws network performance, especially on small keepalive transactions.
-- 
chuck
Chuck Murcko
The Topsail Group, West Chester PA USA
chuck@topsail.org

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