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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@ebuilt.com>
Subject Re: Too-few data from client
Date Fri, 09 Nov 2001 02:23:11 GMT
On Thu, Nov 08, 2001 at 03:16:04PM -0500, Rodent of Unusual Size wrote:
> More experimenting with boundary conditions (1.3).. another one for
> Roy. :-)
> 
> If I send a request header such as
> 
> ---
>     POST / HTTP/1.0
>     Content-type: text/plain
>     Content-length: 1024
> 
>     less than 1K of data
> ---
> 
> Apache 1.3 eventually responds by closing the connexion, having
> sent no response at all.
> 
> Is this appropriate?  Or should we be returning a 408 Request Timeout
> instead?

We should be returning a 408, but doing so is difficult because the 1.3
timeouts are based on a signal handler which probably doesn't have the
context necessary to know why the timeout occurred.

....Roy


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