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Subject DO NOT REPLY [Bug 50548] Log4j v1.2 download page serving HTML files rather than archives
Date Sun, 09 Jan 2011 06:16:32 GMT
https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=50548

Curt Arnold <carnold@apache.org> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |WONTFIX

--- Comment #1 from Curt Arnold <carnold@apache.org> 2011-01-09 01:16:28 EST ---
The behavior is by design and the issue with Safari is an reported and
acknowledged "feature" in Safari.   The following statement appears at the top
of the downloads page:

The link in the Mirrors column should display a list of available mirrors with
a default selection based on your inferred location. If you do not see that
page, try a different browser. The checksum and signature are links to the
originals on the main distribution server.

The page is a list of mirrors and is displayed correctly by browsers that honor
the content type in the HTTP response.  Unfortunately Safari decides to ignore
the explicit instructions from the web server and guess at the content type
based on the extension.  That has been logged as a WebKit bug several years
back, but is unlikely to change.  It is likely a generally beneficial deviation
from the HTTP recommendation for Safari since it is generally more likely that
the web server is wrong on the content type and the extension is correct, but
the spec says that an explicit content type from the HTTP server should be
assumed to be correct.

As for wget or curl, the problem is the assumption that the link would provide
an archive.  The page where you got the link, explicitly said that you would
not get the archive.

It is less than ideal, but working around Safari's deviation from the spec
hasn't seen to be the best use of our time.

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