[erlang-questions] Erlang HTTP Client always reformats header field names to lowercase

Anish Parameswaran anishparameswaran@REDACTED
Sun Apr 24 09:47:20 CEST 2011

Hi ,

I am new  to  Erlang .

I use  the following code  to access  a web server . The web server doesn't
requests if  the  HTTP header field names are  not in camel-case.

That is,  the server rejects  if 'authorization' is given instead of '
Authorization'  in
HTTP header field.

Code :
"Basic  dGVqYXM6adcnZSMwNXQ="}]},[],[]).

*Erlang http module always sends  the  HTTP header field names  in
This is true even if the  Headers are supplied as above in camel-case.

Is this is a bug ?
HTTP/1.1 and  HTTP/1.0  complaint servers are supposed to handle  header
field names in a case-insensitive manner. So sending header field name in
lower case is
perfectly alright . But changing a   as-is supplied  header filed name to
lower case makes   it  impossible to work with an  non-complaint web server.

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