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Re: Braindead server? or "What am I doing wrong?"

From: Benjamin Franz <snowhare@netimages.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 1997 13:59:54 -0700 (PDT)
To: S.N.Brodie@ecs.soton.ac.uk
cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.3.95.970609135715.27574A-100000@ns.viet.net>
On Mon, 9 Jun 1997 S.N.Brodie@ecs.soton.ac.uk wrote:

> [A user of my browser] wrote:
> > 
> > I encountered the following and thought I should let you know about it.
> > When I try to access the following server
> > 
> > http://www.mck.co.za/

> It goes on to attempt to set a cookie, but I've got the browser
> configured at my end to throw away cookies.   Hence, it attempts to
> follow the redirect.  Then it just carries on talking to the server,
> getting a response, reissuing the request and looping around forever
> unless it runs out of memory which is what happened to my user
> reporting the bug to me or until it hits the trap in my code for
> a maximum number of redirects on a request.  Once the latter occurs,
> it stops and complains of a redirect loop.
> What is Netscape & Internet Explorer doing that I don't?? 

Accepting the cookie. The server seriously wants that cookie. It will not
stop looping until it gets it. :(

Benjamin Franz
Received on Monday, 9 June 1997 17:00:14 UTC

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