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From "Martin Gainty" <>
Subject Re: Redirect from CGI servlet
Date Tue, 20 Dec 2005 21:31:00 GMT
Good Afternoon Bob-

I found an asnswer here
to quote
"When most browsers receive a reply with status 302 (Moved Temporarily), they
look at the Location header, and automatically call the page specified there.
However, as I have found, if the URL of the page _to_ which you are redirecting
is the SAME as the page _from_ which you have sent the redirection, 
the browser assumes you are in a redirect loop.  
It then displays the message instead of auto-redirecting"

tack on a querystring  to the new URL tells the browser that you are not in a 'redirect loop'
Anyone else?
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bob Faist" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 4:18 PM
Subject: Redirect from CGI servlet

> 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?
> Response Headers -
> http://bfaist-ws:8080/emsng_ietm/cgi-bin/
> Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
> Status: 302 Moved
> Location: http://bfaist-ws:8080/emsng_ietm/cgi-bin/
> Transfer-Encoding: chunked
> Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 21:13:16 GMT
> 200 OK
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