Some Netscape Navigator 3.03 (Win95) users have had trouble submitting
CGI requests to an Apache version 1.2.4 server (BSDI 3.0) at my company.
Symptoms: Netscape "meteors" for several minutes followed
by a "Document contains no data" message, and a "lingering close
lost connection" message in the Web server error log, or else
a "read request headers timed out for (hostname)" in the error
I researched this error on Deja News and discovered a recent
thread that appears to describe similar problems:
Subject: Failed CGI
This thread has expired off my news server, so I cannot conveniently
reply in the same thread (sorry). I am cc'ing all participants in
the thread because I may have something new to add.
Netscape recently posted a technical bulletin acknowledging a bug
in Netscape Navigator 3.02 and 3.03 which can lead to a similar
problem. Netscape claims to have fixed this problem in version 3.04,
and our observations are confirming this. See:
Nav 3.02 receives a read failed error when trying to post.
Last Updated: 10/14/97
OS: MacOS, Win3.1/3.11, Win95, WinNT,Xterm
I apologize if this is old news to everybody, but I did not seeQuote:> The problem is caused by a timing failure.
> This affects Navigator 3.02 and 3.03 only.
> The problem has been fixed in Navigator
> 3.04 available on our FTP site: Directory of
any reference in this thread to Netscape's article. The similarity
in dates makes me wonder if any thread participants reported this
problem to Netscape and prompted the article...?
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