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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] PR#232: work around netscape header problem
Date Wed, 30 Apr 1997 19:12:13 GMT
As far as I know it has been sent to their internal bugs list and Lou.  I
used another contact I had to get it "past the front door".  That's
probably the best we can hope for.  It's probably beside the "fix
x-byteranges" bug ;) 


On Wed, 30 Apr 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:

> 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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