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From Denis Haskin <>
Subject Re: Is there a mechanism to control the HTTP header order?
Date Wed, 08 Sep 2004 21:14:37 GMT
And you should tell the vendor of the COTS search engine that they're 
not following the HTTP spec:

"The order in which header fields with differing field names are 
received is not significant."


Tim Funk wrote:

> Nope.
> -Tim
> Sean Cooper wrote:
>> I have an application that I am test crawling with a COTS search
>> engine.  It runs fine in an embedded version of Tomcat where the
>> header order is
>> "http/1.0 200 OK, Content-Type, Connection:close, Date, Server,
>> Last-Modified", but the header order for the stand-alone Tomcat
>> installation in Windows came out as "http/1.0 ok, Last-Modified,
>> Content-Type, Date, Server,
>> Connection:close".  Which is causing a problem with the COTS search 
>> product.
>> Is there any mechanism to control the order that Tomcat displays the
>> HTTP headers in?  I need to ensure that the Last-Modified header
>> appears after the Date header.
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