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From c...@decus.org (Rodent of Unusual Size)
Subject Re: [PATCH] PR#232: work around netscape header problem
Date Fri, 18 Apr 1997 14:42:07 GMT
>From the fingers of "Roy T. Fielding" flowed the following:
>
>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).

    +1 if you change the wimpy pad header message to something more
    robust like "X-Pad: Massive network bandwidth consumption required to
    work around lame brain-damage in Netscape's Mozilla".

    {Only kidding..}

    How about "X-Pad: You are not expected to understand this"? :->

    +1 in concept, but untested (other than it compiles fine).

    #ken    :-)}

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