[Twisted-Python] Serving HTTP requests (was: Bug?)

Andrew Bennetts andrew-twisted at puzzling.org
Fri May 23 01:07:59 EDT 2003

On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 12:58:12PM +0800, Wari Wahab wrote:
> Yes that fixed the problem nicely. Though I also do think that is the 
> request is wrong, twisted should complain, as in the case of Apache:

[snip 400 Bad request vs. dropping the connection]

Twisted's HTTP implementation does this:

            parts = line.split()
            if len(parts)<3:
                parts.append('HTTP/0.9') # isn't backwards compat great!
            if len(parts) != 3:
                self.transport.write("HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request\r\n\r\n")

So "POST  HTTP/1.0" becomes "POST HTTP/1.0 HTTP/0.9"!  (This of course
results in a 404)

Does anyone know what clients is the "parts.append('HTTP/0.9')" backwards
compat hack is there for?


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