[erlang-bugs] bug: http get request from IE7 hangs up on inets httpd

Bob Ippolito <>
Mon Jan 14 21:44:47 CET 2008


You could give mochiweb a shot. If you can reproduce the bug with
mochiweb, we'll fix it :)

mochiweb is designed for embedded apps and is easier to get up and
going than the server in inets.

On Jan 14, 2008 11:46 AM, Zvi <> wrote:
>
> Hi Kenneth,
>
> sorry for the cryptic description :(
> I put simple "index.html" file in the directory specified in inets
> configuration. The content of the file is:
>
> <html>
> <h1>Ha ha ha!</h1>
> <hr>
> ha hah ah
> </html>
>
> Then I opened IE7 browser window and typed the URL:
> "http://localhost:2001/index.html".
> After pressing enter the webpage correctly rendered in the browser.
> After pressing reload first time - again it's rendered OK.
> When pressing "reload" button 2nd or 3rd time IE7 just stuck (like it trying
> to load the page indefinitely).
>
> Then I open new IE7 browser instance and there it working twice and stuck on
> the 3rd page reload.
> This doesn't happen in the Firefox.
>
> And also tried just now IE7 with Apache and the same index.html file - it
> doesn't happen with Apache - everything works fine.
> So either Apache has workarround for IE7 bugs or inets:httpd has a bug.
>
> Anyway I considered which webserver to use for my web application yaws or
> inets, I guess inets is more suited for embedded web applications.
>
> I didn't tried it with yaws yet.
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Zvi
>
>
>
>
>
> Kenneth Lundin wrote:
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > How do you mean that this fails, can you explain further.
> > Why do you think this is a problem with the httpd web-server and not a
> > problem with IE 7.0?
> >
> > You need to give more information if we should be able to understand
> > what the problem
> > really is.
> >
> > 1) Exactly what happend with your browser after reload 3 times
> > 2) Contents of the file you are reloading
> > 3) more observations
> >
> > I also recommend that you don't send to erlang-bugs before you have
> > very clear indications on
> > that there is a bug in Erlang/OTP. Before that i recommend
> > erlang-questions.
> >
> > /Regards Kenneth Erlang/OTP team at Ericsson
> >
> > On Jan 13, 2008 1:10 AM, Zvi <> wrote:
> >>
> >> When running inets httpd webserver and serving single static file
> >> index.html,
> >> it works, but after pressing reload button 3 times, the html page didn't
> >> served. After opening new browser instance it's also working 2 times and
> >> then hangs. From the Firefox everything works fine.
> >> The exact version of my IE is 7.0.5730.13.
> >>
> >> TIA
> >> Zvi
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