[Phpmyadmin-devel] HTTP compilance
gandon at isia.cma.fr
Mon Aug 13 05:15:55 CEST 2001
I've just pointed out that we use the "Location:" HTTP header
field in a manner that is not HTTP complilant. It seems that it
work because browsers seem to respect Postel's advice ("be
conservative in what you send and liberal in what you accept").
rfc 2816 says:
Location = "Location" ":" absoluteURI
An example is:
And we use for example:
tbl_select.php3:181: header('Location: sql.php3?' . $url_query);
And that is quite not an absolute URI...
I didn't find any suitable header in rfc2616 that could replace
the "Location:" one and accept relative URI. ("Content-Location:"
is quite good but it does not specify a replacement for the original
It seems that in order to have phpMyAdmin generate absolute URI in
"Location:" HTTP headers, we have to introduce a configuration
variable that would hold the absolute path (server name + path!).
I don't think solving this is urgent because it works fine like that
(except lynx who warns the user that the Location URL is not absolute
and then goes to the right place).
We can postpone that for a later version or let it go and just document
that we do that (My lazyness would recommend letting it go :)).
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