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bug in header processing
- From: Eric Marsden <emarsden@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 14:42:19 +0200
- X-ml-name: emacs-w3m
- X-mail-count: 01658
There is a bug in the way emacs-w3m processes the header of a request.
It makes a HEAD request, stores the headers, and uses these to handle
the body of a GET request. This assumes that the headers returned by a
HEAD request are strictly identical to those returned for the
corresponding GET request, which is unfortunately not always the case.
For example, sites that use Apache's mod_gzip (such as
<URL:http://freshmeat.net/>) do not include an Encoding: header in the
response to a HEAD request, whereas it is present in the GET. This
means that such sites don't work with emacs-w3m.
Eric Marsden <URL:http://www.laas.fr/~emarsden/>