Mark is writing
an embedable webserver and
asked me to look into a rather odd problem he's having. I looked into it,
and yes, it's an odd problem.
He's testing the redirection code, so if you give a URL like:
news is a directory, then it will redirect you to:
So far so good. Only to ease testing, he's running the server on
port, so the URL:
is then redirected to
And therein lies the odd problem.
Netscape 4.07 and Lynx 2.8.1pre.9 under Linux (okay, RedHat 5.2, my current
home platform), when given the new location, goes to
Which seems to be okay when you connect directly to the webserver, but gives
a web proxy (like
squid) fits. IE 5.0.whatever fails
entirely. Mozilla 0.9.2.1 under Linux works fine and seems to get the
URL processing correct,
but Mozilla 0.9.5 under the Macintosh fails much like IE does.
But here's the real kicker: They all work fine when Apache sends
the redirect with a port number.
We can't figure it out. As far as we can tell, the server response is
the same between Apache and Mark's server, only the server name is
different (okay, the HTML page sent with the 30x response is a bit different
too, but not my much).
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