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

Bob Ippolito <>
Tue Jan 15 11:21:43 CET 2008


Would've been nice to have that a long time ago! :) It was much easier
to write our own than to try and fix inets.

On Jan 15, 2008 12:25 AM, Ingela Anderton Andin <> wrote:
> Hi!
>
> In Inets user's guide you can see options that you can use to enable
> trace on the
> inets HTTP server. This could help in finding out what is the problem.
>
> http://www.erlang.org/doc/apps/inets/part_frame.html
>
> Bob Ippolito wrote:
> > [...]
> > mochiweb is designed for embedded apps and is easier to get up and
> > going than the server in inets.
> >
> >
> I just want to point out that as of Erlang/OTP-R12 the inets web server
> is a lot
> easier to get up and going and a lot of inflexibilities from older
> versions of inets HTTP server has been
> removed and more default values have been added. For instance it is not
> necessary to have a config-file if
> you do not want to, you can start it  directly using a list of proerties.
>
> Regards Ingela - OTP team
>
> > 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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