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From Mark Thomas <ma...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Redirect from CGI servlet
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2005 22:27:10 GMT
Bob Faist wrote:
> Tomcat 5.5
> Windows XP
> 
> I'm trying to retro-fit a perl CGI web app into Tomcat and the only
> remaining issue is redirects.  I have enabled the CGI servlet in the
> conf/web.xml file.  I have a CGI script which is setting the HTTP
> response header to a redirect type but Tomcat seems to setting the
> status to 200.  The CGI script is supposed to redirect a user to another
> page based on successful login (form POST).  I examine the HTTP response
> header with a Firefox extension and it shows that there are 2 "Status"
> values.  The header contains "302 Moved" and "200 OK".  My guess is that
> the browser is seeing the "200 OK" and not handling the redirect.  
> 
> Does the CGI servlet handle this redirect scenario?
> 

The short answer is no. Take a look at line 1775 of
http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/tomcat/container/tc5.5.x/catalina/src/share/org/apache/catalina/servlets/CGIServlet.java

If you want to submit a patch, I'll review it.

Mark


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