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From "Roy T. Fielding" <field...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [patch] bug 17928 - mod_proxy hangs when backend server returns a 304
Date Thu, 10 Jul 2003 12:36:59 GMT
>> The attached patch works around this problem by not calling
>> ap_discard_request_body() on responses that never have a
>> response body (1xx, 204, 205, 304).
>
> Should ap_discard_request_body() not be intelligent enough itself to 
> know whether a body is expected or not, and act accordingly? Perhaps a 
> better fix is to teach ap_discard_request_body which responses never 
> have one.

That routine is for HTTP requests, not response bodies.  Why would
it know anything about responses?  There is a point at which reuse
can be a bad thing.

....Roy


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