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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] PR#232: work around netscape header problem
Date Wed, 30 Apr 1997 18:45:32 GMT
So, someone want to pick someone else at Netscape to whine at
about it?  I have had no response and haven't had a chance
to pester yet...

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).
> I took Dean's patch and removed the BrowserMatch (it would match almost
> all browsers anyway) and made it apply to all places where we terminate
> headers.  I also verified that it prevents the bug on Netscape 3.01.

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