[Web-SIG] about the status line in WSGI

Graham Dumpleton graham.dumpleton at gmail.com
Sat Oct 20 11:24:56 CEST 2007

FWIW, I have seen people want to use (mod_python didn't support it
though), the description associated with a status so they could use
different values for a 200 response as part of some strange web
application testing framework.


On 20/10/2007, Manlio Perillo <manlio_perillo at libero.it> wrote:
> Robert Brewer ha scritto:
> > Manlio Perillo wrote:
> >> Is a WSGI gateway allowed to ignore the Reason-Phrase part of the
> >> status line returned by the WSGI application, and to use a server
> >> defined phrase?
> >
> > I would be sad if a WSGI gateway did that to me.
> > Why deny a web
> > application developer the right to control that part of the output?
> >
> The WSGI spec requires a full status line as a simplification for the
> WSGI Gateway and not to give more control to WSGI applications.
> Regards  Manlio Perillo
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