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From Torsten Foertsch <>
Subject Re: return value for response handler
Date Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:07:50 GMT
On Tue 10 Jun 2008, John ORourke wrote:
> I had a bug with an interesting side effect which I want to understand.
> I wanted to redirect the user's browser, and in my response handler I
> was setting $r->status(302) but returning Apache2::Const::OK instead of
> the correct Apache2::Const::DONE.
> This caused Apache to perform an internal redirect.  Can someone explain
> what was happening in terms of handlers and subrequests or point me to
> the right doc page?

This is just a guess. So it may be completely wrong. But good old CGI allows 
you to send "Status: 200" along with a Location header to perform an internal 

mod_perl does the same if the perl-script handler is used and PerlOptions 
+ParseHeaders. So I'd dig in that direction if that matches your setup. 
Otherwise it is probably an Apache thing.

If you find out what it was tell me, please.


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