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From "Vincent Bray" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] mod_rewrite, mod_proxy and content-length
Date Wed, 25 Jul 2007 05:21:36 GMT
On 25/07/07, Daniel JavaDev <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have the following rules on my apache 2.2.4 config:
> RewriteEngine on
> RewriteRule ^/someURL http://anotherURL [P]
> where someURL is the a publicly available url, and anotherURL is a private
> url (localhost on another port). This setup is for restricting access to an
> application server.
> It all works fine, except that the application needs to return an empty body
> response (ACK) for some HTTP POSTs, and apache is adding the CONTENT-LENGTH:
> 0 header to those responses, which is an invalid header in the context of
> the protocol used by the application.
> Is there anyway of forcing apache not to add the content-length header to
> the responses?

Apache is a http server, not a http-but-not-really server. If your
client barfs on a correct Content-Length header then your client is
broken. I'd suggest either using 204 No Content, or designing your own


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