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[Bug 922] Wrong content-type detected with broken HTTP server

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Date: Sun, 21 Nov 2004 05:52:04 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=922





------- Additional Comments From takusi@manjiro.net  2004-11-21 05:52 -------
I thought this might help. The other day, I was writing my very simple http server and I got the same 
problem as described here. The weird thing was my brower has no problem showing a page from my 
server but the validator says the content type is my url and is not valid just like what the poster says.

Anyway, after spending hours, it turned out the validator sends a http header with connection: close, 
and that triggers my server to close the connection prematurely (even without sending anything). This 
is a bug in my server but in many cases, http clients expect the server to keep the connection so this 
was a kind of blind case to me.

True, the error message needs to be more helpful for broken servers.



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