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RE: POST forms & Netscape Navigator

From: Charles Yan <cyan@compscape.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 11:04:05 -0400
Message-ID: <01BB7A19.000D18D0@cyan.tiac.net>
To: "www-talk@w3.org" <www-talk@w3.org>, "'matt@wdi.co.uk'" <matt@wdi.co.uk>
it is probably something in your code.

have you done a simple test with a telnet client and something simple as following.

POST /somescript HTTP/1.0 CRLF 
Content-Type: text/plain CRLF 
Content-Length: 10 CRLF 
some  data match the length

check in your server to see if the data got there.

Hope it helps


From: 	Matthew Denner[SMTP:matt@wdi.co.uk]
Sent: 	Thursday, July 25, 1996 10:52 AM
To: 	www-talk@w3.org
Subject: 	POST forms & Netscape Navigator


I've been working on a HTTPd for about 6 months now and when I started
Netscape Navigator 1.0 worked fine with POST forms.  Now I find that
my POST forms don't work with Navigators 2.0 and above.  I understand
that I get a POST response from the client and I can retrieve the
header information but where does the actual data come from?  

With Navigator 1.0 the data was sent along with the header separated
by at least 2 CRLF's.  Now I just get the header and the server sits
in an infinite loop waiting for the data.  Have Netscape altered the
way their browser works?  Does the data get sent on a different port?
Or does the server have to send a response to the header so that the
data can be sent by the client?

This may seem a stupid set of questions but this is really starting to
try my patience :)


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Received on Thursday, 25 July 1996 11:03:18 UTC

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