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From André Malo ...@perlig.de>
Subject Re: svn commit: r729586 - in /httpd/httpd/trunk: CHANGES server/util_script.c
Date Thu, 08 Jan 2009 13:18:09 GMT
* Nick Kew wrote: 


> On 8 Jan 2009, at 10:34, Joe Orton wrote:
> > 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
>
> One might consider the G of CGI a clue.
>
> The fact that the backend is (usually) an application running locally
> on the
> same machine as the webserver doesn't preclude the latter being a
> gateway.
>
> Come to think of it, CGI errors fall into more categories than we allow.
> A misconfiguration is indeed Internal Server Error.  But a script
> that generates
> garbage is an External Server Error, and a 502 response would be in
> order.
> It would be no bad thing to point the finger of blame at broken scripts
> rather than confuse the authors with "internal" errors.

Generally spoken, the message ist mostly not seen by authors, but by users. 
For *them* it's an opaque error (and should be), no matter what.

nd

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