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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: IE5 errordocument handling
Date Tue, 07 Sep 1999 22:24:46 GMT

On Tue, 7 Sep 1999, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:

> Greg Stein wrote:
> > 
> > I believe there was even a patch that went into Apache
> > to automatically increase the error response/document
> > length based on some configuration directive.
> No, this was never done; I think you may be confusing it
> with the boundary-condition, aniGIF, or excessive header
> field length patches.
> Puffing up a response by as much as half a K because a
> client is lame rather strikes me as, well, lame.  But
> we've done it before.  We could do it again, but only
> for the default messages.  ErrorDocument responses would
> be on their own to do their own puffing.

actually i'd think that's backwards -- the default messages should be left
alone (let ie5 override them, they're defaults/less interesting)... and
anything user-supplied should be padded to 513 bytes. 

(but yeah, it hasn't been done, it's just a Good Idea waiting for someone
to write a patch ;)


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