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Errors reading returned data after a POST

From: Roger McCalman <r.mccalman@elsevier.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 20:06:11 +0000
To: www-lib@w3.org
Message-ID: <20000124200611.G11596@rheidol.elsevier.co.uk>
I have developed an application that is using HTTP as an RPC transport
(not my choice).  The call arguments are passed to the server using a
POST request with application/x-www-form-urlencoded data. The server
then executes some code (ASP page) that then returns the results in the
body using application/x-www-form-urlencoded encoding.

Most of the time this works fine. Every so often I get errors when
receiving the response from the server.

stream_pipe (HTTP.c) does not see the HTTP/1.1 .... header.

I have tried setting the post timeout to varying values between the
minimum 21mS and 210mS. This seems to happen more often the short the

The libwww is 5.2.6 on Solaris 5.6 using cc, the target server is
IIS/4.0 on NT

Any ideas would be much appreciated.

Cheers, Roger
Received on Monday, 24 January 2000 15:07:23 UTC

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