Re: Using Amaya with Apache and other problems

>Here are a few problems I have encountered with the 0.9a
>Linux-elf binary release of Amaya.

  Since you're in a member organisation, you have access to
the 0.95 source release. I suggest you get it (or better wait
for Monday, and the 0.95a release). A binary release of 0.95a
should be done in a near future.

>1) Problems using Amaya with Apache.
>   The HTTP/1.1 spec allows a server to close a Keep-Alive connection
>   at any time.  Apache does this.  A keep alive connection is silently
>   closed by Apache after 15 seconds of use.  Amaya doesn't seem to
>   handle this, it attempts to do a subsequent write on the closed
>   connection, fails to see the write failed and the connection is now
>   closed, and then the next time it attempts a write on the connection
>   Amaya dies with a SIGPIPE.  (I had to disable Keep-Alive in Apache
>   to get Amaya to work).

  Amaya uses libwww-5.0a for Web accesses. Libwww now support HTTP/1.1
but has not been released outside. We are waiting for the libwww release.

>2) Incorrect version number.
>   The client claims to be "User-Agent: amaya/V0.8_Alpha"

  Ok this is an error !

>3) No support for <br>.
>   The <br> tag does not appear to be recognized.  This prevents
>   the use of Amaya to edit many existing documents.

  This is related to a bug present in the distribution of 0.9a 
binary release, and previously reported. This is also related with
the incorect encoding of non ASCII ISO-Latin 1 sequences ...
We still failed to understand why this was broken in this specific
release ...

>4) Amaya fails to recognize the 201 status code.
>   The HTTP/1.1 spec requires the 201 status code be returned in
>   response to a PUT that results in the creation (as opposed to
>   simple modification) of a resource.  Amaya fails to recognize
>   this, and erroneously reports an attempt to save a new file
>   as having failed.

  Ok, Jose Kahan told me that 200 and 204 error code were handled,
Jose promised that support should be done in next release (maybe
not Monday) .

>Despite these problems, I can report success at managing to get Amaya
>and Apache working together.

  Ok, fine,
but 0.9a is seriously broken at least on Linux-Elf,
so try to upgrade ...


Received on Friday, 17 January 1997 17:30:55 UTC