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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: case insensitive, multi-line headers
Date Thu, 05 Feb 1998 01:40:58 GMT

On Wed, 4 Feb 1998, Ed Korthof wrote:

> I was looking for some unrelated information (safe characters w/ which to
> identify the end of each header for internal communication between
> different processes), and noticed a couple of things which seem incorrect
> about how Apache handles headers for HTTP/1.1.
> It looks as if we should be treating all header names in a case
> insensitive manner.  It also looks like we're not dealing correctly with
> headers which extend past a single line by placing a space or horizontal
> tab at the begining of the second (or third, etc.) line.  If these aren't
> correct in Apache currently, it's clearly not that big a deal (since it
> works w/ all major clients) but if not, it'd be good to be HTTP/1.1
> compliant.  Consider the following: 

Do you have any examples where we aren't treating them case-insensitive? 
recall that tables are case-insensitive. 

Look at getline() we handle multiline headers.


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