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Re: CGI POST experiment - negative results

From: Andreas Bufe <Bufe@sbs.de>
Date: Tue, 07 Oct 1997 07:07:44 +0200
Message-ID: <3439C3A0.145C@marina.scn.de>
To: John Brown <pacifist@worldnet.att.net>
CC: www-jigsaw@w3.org
John Brown wrote:
> 
> I thought would let you all know the outcome of an experiment
> I tried in order to work around the problem noted in
> the original message cited below. Since this problem is
> now fixed in JavaWebServer (see 'Post on Windows 95' in
> http://jserv.javasoft.com/products/java-server/documentation/webserver1.0.2/release_notes.html
> ) I tried using their patched JRE with Jigsaw. It still
> didn't work. Also, Jigsaw doesn't produce any
> PATH_TRANSLATED environment variable at all.
> 
> original message:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-jigsaw/msg05537.html
> Subject: cgi POST on NT 4.0 & 3.51
> From: Chris Tomlinson <C.Tomlinson@rosette.com>
> Date: Sat, 12 Apr 1997 18:46:23 -0500
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I believe that there is a problem with jdk 1.1.1 (and 1.1 I believe)
> that
> prevents the aguments in a POST from reaching the exec'd cgi process.
> It
> appears that the stream that is returned by getOutputStream doesn't
> actually deliver anything that is written on the stream. This leads to
> cgi
> (legacy stuff sometimes just has to be hanled this way) not being
> functional in jisaw (and Sun's Java Webserver as well)
> ciao,
> Christine Tomlinson
> 

One comment concerning the PATH_TRANSLATED problem: 
the same problem has occured in the (very similiar) Java servlet
interface.
This problem was fixed by an update which I have gotten from w3. I have
added the update to this mail. I think that a similar correction would
fix your problem.
	Andreas Bufe

(remark: the POST method works fine with the servlet interface).

Received on Tuesday, 7 October 1997 01:08:29 GMT

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