[erlang-bugs] http client relative redirects

Ingela Anderton Andin <>
Thu Sep 6 16:23:21 CEST 2007

FYI!  (As I was not yet a member of erlang-bugs when I wrote the answer)


It is handled if you sepecify the HTTP-option {relaxed, true} in 
Although it is not currently documented, mainly because we have not 
really decided on all
things that may be relaxed. But I will add it to the documentation. By 
the client will conform to the spec.

Regards Ingela -OTP team

> Hey maintainers,
> (As you probably already know) the RFC does state that Location: headers
> are supposed to be absolute
> http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec14.html#sec14.30
> But IMHO I still think it could be a good idea to try and handle this.

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