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From Jason Bodnar <>
Subject Re: converting HTTP to another protocol
Date Wed, 22 Mar 2000 00:14:43 GMT
Perhaps you would be better off using one of the perl server modules:

On 21-Mar-00 Alan E. Derhaag wrote:
> James G Smith <JGSmith@TAMU.Edu> writes:
>> >Is there a way, short of modifying apache source to allow taking only
>> >two elements on the connect and still allow headers to be received?
>> If you mean two elements in the for `method URI', then I would strongly
>> advise 
>> against it.  This is the version 0.9 HTTP request.  While almost all web 
>> clients today are at least HTTP/1.0, this doesn't mean all are.  If the
>> client 
>> sends two elements which are not recognized as a method and URI by a person,
>> Apache will probably respond with a 400 Bad Request error.  You might be
>> able 
>> to trap this and do something with it at that point (?) .
> Actually, I was meaning `method version', skipping the URI entirely of
> `method URI version'.  I'm not concerned about meeting any HTTP
> standards as the configuration would negate any capability of
> processing HTTP protocol.  The server would be dedicated to responding
> to two types of requests but those would be part of a Keepalive
> connection so I'm only concerned about the being able to receive the
> full compliment of header information on the connection request.
> Further input later on would off load a request to a `C' program to
> process while the server keeps the connection open sending poll
> messages to the requester until there is actual data to return.  Only
> then would the connection be dropped.
> Mod_perl handlers appear to give me the functionality I need to
> process requests after the initial connection while apache supplies
> the socket handling to respond to multiple (session) requests if
> needed.  I will modify the apache source if that it what is required
> but it would appear the mod_perl handlers should be able to give me
> all the capability that I would need to manipulate with the apache
> API. 
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