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Re: Serf as default DAV client?

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-06-12 10:03:19 CEST

On 6/12/07, John Szakmeister <john@szakmeister.net> wrote:
> Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
> > On 6/11/07, Dan Christian <dchristian@google.com> wrote:
> >> I've got 2 major operational problems with serf at the moment (this is
> >> after
> >> Jason fixing several issues. Thanks!). Neither is technically a serf
> >> issue, but they none the less make serf un-usable.
> >>
> >> serf over SSL trips a core dump due to a double free bug in
> >> libcrypto-0.9.8/libssl-0.9.8. neon hits this as well, but serf hits
> >> it much
> >> more often. I can't get through any of my big test cases without a
> >> fault.
> >
> > Huh. If you can provide some information about this, I'll see what we
> > can do - but if Neon hits it too, then it's likely an OpenSSL bug...
> > =(
> >
> >> serf doesn't play well with some http-1.1 implementations (specifically
> >> code.google.com). neon does fine here. It raises the issue of how
> >> many bad
> >> http-1.1 implementations there are and how to validate serf to be "good
> >> enough" to be the default.
> >
> > Well, to be quite emphatic: Google does *not* support HTTP/1.1 - it is
> > a quite blatant RFC violation on Google's part. While I was at
> > Google, Greg and I talked at length about whether we should work
> > around it in serf - and we came to the opinion that it is reasonable
> > for serf to expect RFC-compliant server implementations. Everyone
> > else is going to be using Apache or IIS or Squid which doesn't have
> > this particular brain damage with respect to the RFC - and,
> > realistically, almost everyone will be using Apache 2.x. So, I don't
> > support crippling serf just to support non-compliant HTTP/1.1 server
> > implementations - even if it is Google. -- justin
>
> I understand the desire for purity... but if svn all of a sudden became
> incompatible while Google Code, I believe people would see that as a
> regression. I can already see the flame wars on users@...
>
> Just my 2 cents.

Hi John,

I was about to say the same, but the whole point has turned moot now
that Google Code has been fixed and Serf has been updated to support
Google's interpretation of the RFC (see message by Justin about that).

Bye,

Erik.

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