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From "Hiranya Jayathilaka (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (SYNAPSE-587) NHTTP Transport Does Not Handle Responses With No Content-Type Header Properly
Date Fri, 13 Nov 2009 06:51:39 GMT


Hiranya Jayathilaka commented on SYNAPSE-587:

Hi Asankha,

Thanks for pointing this out. I will revise my fix and make the necessary changes.

However in the above mentioned mail thread the scenario [1] indicates a situation where a
message which actually had the Content-Type header was treated as binary. Currently the transport
assigns the type "application/octet-stream" for messages that do not have a Content-Type header.
So can you think of a reason why that message was treated as binary?


> NHTTP Transport Does Not Handle Responses With No Content-Type Header Properly
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SYNAPSE-587
>                 URL:
>             Project: Synapse
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Transports
>    Affects Versions: 1.2, NIGHTLY
>         Environment: Any
>            Reporter: Hiranya Jayathilaka
>            Assignee: Hiranya Jayathilaka
>             Fix For: 1.3
> Currently the NHTTP transport would assume an empty payload for response messages which
do not have the HTTP Content-Type header. According to the HTTP/1.1 specification this should
be handled as follows.
> <quote>
> Any HTTP/1.1 message containing an entity-body SHOULD include a Content-Type header field
defining the media type of that body. If and only if the media type is not given by a Content-Type
field, the recipient MAY attempt to guess the media type via inspection of its content and/or
the name extension(s) of the URI used to identify the resource. If the media type remains
unknown, the recipient SHOULD treat it as type "application/octet-stream". 
> </quote>

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