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From Julian Reschke <julian.resc...@gmx.de>
Subject Re: HttpServletResponse.setContentLength() method in Tomcat 5.5.9
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2005 18:25:44 GMT
Ahab Abouzour wrote:
> Hello all,
> 
> My servlet stopped working when I moved from
> Tomcat4.0.6 to Tomcat5.5.9. After investigating the
> problem, it turns out that if the
> HttpServletResponse.setContentLength() method is
> called, subsequent calls (e.g. setHeader(),
> addHeader(),addCookie()..etc) into the
> HttpServletResponse object are completely ignored (or
> discarded  from underneath!). 
> 
> For example, if I do the following in my service
> method: (httpResponse is defined HttpServletResponse)
> 
> httpResopnse.setStatus(204); // I tried 200 and got
> the same problem, I guess status code doesn't play
> part in this problem.
> httpResponse.setHeader("header1","value1"); //works
> httpResponse.setHeader("header2","value2"); //works
> httpResponse.setContentLength(0); // nothing gets set 
> on the response object after this point
> httpResponse.setHeader("header3","value3"); //
> ignored!
> httpResponse.addCookie(new
> Cookie("JSESSIONID","myCookie")); // ignored!
> 
> My proxy shows that header1 and header2 are set
> correctly but header3 and my cookie are missing! It
> seems that it expects setContentLength is the last
> method to be set on the response object and any method
> call after that on the resopnse object gets ignored
> (or discarded)
> 
> I have attached a simple servlet that reproduces this
> problem.
> 
> My question: is this an expected behaviour? I checked
> the http specs and the servlet 2.4 specs but nothing
> specified this behaviour. Can someone please explain
> if this is the expected behaviour (and why?
> specs..etc) or it's a bug?
> 
> Thanks in advance,

Known problem, supposed to be fixed:

<http://issues.eu.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=32604>

Best regards, Julian

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