Are the built-in HTTP servers production quality?

Irmen de Jong irmen at -NOSPAM-REMOVETHIS-xs4all.nl
Sun Jul 18 18:12:18 CEST 2004


Paul Morrow wrote:
> Irmen de Jong wrote:
> 
>>
>> For starters, the SimpleHTTPServer reports the wrong Content-Length.
>> See my patch at http://tinyurl.com/56frb
>>
> 
> Yes, something is wrong there.  I wonder though if it makes sense to 
> continue to open text files in 'text' mode, so that the treatment of 
> newlines is normalized, but then adjust the content-length to be the 
> length of the (newline converted) string as read from the file.
> 

Well, I think that could be done too.
But why not ditch the newline conversion altogether and
treat text files just as any other file (which is what my patch does).

-Irmen



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