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From "Plüm, Rüdiger, VF-Group" <ruediger.pl...@vodafone.com>
Subject RE: httpd 2.0.65 - when?
Date Mon, 26 Sep 2011 16:20:30 GMT
 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: William A. Rowe Jr. 
> Sent: Montag, 26. September 2011 18:13
> To: dev@httpd.apache.org
> Subject: Re: httpd 2.0.65 - when?
> 
> On 9/26/2011 10:46 AM, Rainer Jung wrote:
> > On 26.09.2011 17:35, Jim Jagielski wrote:
> >> All looks good... testing passes w/ no regressions so I'll
> >> likely tag and roll tomorrow AM.
> > 
> > Is there consensus how to handle the range "0-" returns 200 
> problem? It
> > looks like the discussion for 2.2 is still open, but I 
> haven't checked
> > whether that influences the 2.0 patch.
> 
> Agreed, if people decide our handling of range "0-" is not 
> desirable, this
> would seem to be a showstopper on all three branches.  
> Personally, I find
> the current behavior acceptable by the spec and per the 
> underlying errata
> Roy has suggested.
> 
> Clients should not be able to shift trivial processing (which 
> the client
> is perfectly capable of performing) to the server in ways 
> that increase
> network traffic or server load.  HTTP/1.1 conversations must 
> be designed
> to efficiently utilize network bandwidth, and these particular clients
> did not do that.  I'm on the fence whether we should restore 
> such abuse.
> 

I agree with you, but I am leaning towards to revert this behaviour, because there
are too much "stupid" clients out there. So it looks like the "smarter" party
has to give in :-). Sigh.

Regards

Rüdiger

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