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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: svn commit: r729586 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk: CHANGES server/util_script.c
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2009 10:34:40 GMT
On Wed, Jan 07, 2009 at 02:34:29PM -0500, Eric Covener wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 26, 2008 at 10:53 PM,  <niq@apache.org> wrote:
> > Author: niq
> > Date: Fri Dec 26 19:53:32 2008
> > New Revision: 729586
> >
> > URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=729586&view=rev
> > Log:
> > CGI: return 504 (Gateway timeout) rather than 500 when a script
> > times out before returning status line/headers.
> > PR 42190
> 
> Any concern that canned message for 504 is going to cause confusion?

I don't see why 504 is more appropriate than 500 for this case.

504 is specifically defined for cases where the server is acting as a 
gateway or proxy, which it is not here.  (by the 2616 definitions of 
gateway and proxy)

joe

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