Bug/oversight in templates and fix

Hi all,

Sorry if this has been reported elsewhere, but I haven’t been able to find
it:

The HTML form for templates has an oversight that prevents the submission
of templates with long content. It needs the

to be replaced with

Unless, of course, I’m being grossly obtuse about something here.

–Jim

Hi all,

Sorry if this has been reported elsewhere, but I haven’t been able to find
it:

The HTML form for templates has an oversight that prevents the submission
of templates with long content. It needs the

How long is long?

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Jesse Vincent wrote:

Hi all,

Sorry if this has been reported elsewhere, but I haven’t been able to find
it:

The HTML form for templates has an oversight that prevents the submission
of templates with long content. It needs the

How long is long?

Not that long, a small word document with only text in it will get
chopped (about 10-15k?) i’m testing with a uuencoded tar.bz which is
about 750k of text (checking it wasn’t encoding types or binary data
earlier :slight_smile: … if we’re on the right track with something truncating the
request i guess then anything longer than 4 k… i can do some tests if
you want a better result.

Iain

erm apologies for my last post i saw the ‘apologies if this has been
reported elsewhere’ and paraphrased it into thinking it was my mail…
i’m just not paying enough attention… very sorry :frowning:

Not very long at all. I’m just entering in text, and I get around 1328
bytes of reliability before bad things (bad things = truncation) start to
happen. Playing around, I was able to successfully formulate strings of
text of size up to 1508 that went through okay, but after a certain point,
the form submission started eating the remainder. Curiously, when this
truncation occurs, it always snaps the limit back to 1328.

This is with Apache 2.0.40-21.3, the default version that ships w/ Red Hat
9. (Yes, I know Red Hat is bad for a lot of things, but I feel like my
solution is pretty simple.)On Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Jesse Vincent wrote:

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 03:35:57AM -0400, James Terry wrote:

Hi all,

Sorry if this has been reported elsewhere, but I haven’t been able to find
it:

The HTML form for templates has an oversight that prevents the submission
of templates with long content. It needs the

How long is long?


Request Tracker — Best Practical Solutions – Trouble Ticketing. Free.

Not very long at all. I’m just entering in text, and I get around 1328
bytes of reliability before bad things (bad things = truncation) start to
happen. Playing around, I was able to successfully formulate strings of
text of size up to 1508 that went through okay, but after a certain point,
the form submission started eating the remainder. Curiously, when this
truncation occurs, it always snaps the limit back to 1328.

This is with Apache 2.0.40-21.3, the default version that ships w/ Red Hat
9. (Yes, I know Red Hat is bad for a lot of things, but I feel like my
solution is pretty simple.)

The default version of mod_perl that ships with Redhat 9
(mod_perl-1.99_07) truncates POST requests at 3128 bytes. It’s a know
issue.

Updated to mod_perl-1.99_09 from Rawhide.

Mick Szucs mick@onramp.ca
Onramp Network Services Inc.

Great, but since this is a known issue and there seems to be a known fix,
can’t the fix be implemented in the next version?

–JimOn Tue, 30 Sep 2003, Mick Szucs wrote:

On Tue, 2003-09-30 at 12:02, James Terry wrote:

Not very long at all. I’m just entering in text, and I get around 1328
bytes of reliability before bad things (bad things = truncation) start to
happen. Playing around, I was able to successfully formulate strings of
text of size up to 1508 that went through okay, but after a certain point,
the form submission started eating the remainder. Curiously, when this
truncation occurs, it always snaps the limit back to 1328.

This is with Apache 2.0.40-21.3, the default version that ships w/ Red Hat
9. (Yes, I know Red Hat is bad for a lot of things, but I feel like my
solution is pretty simple.)

The default version of mod_perl that ships with Redhat 9
(mod_perl-1.99_07) truncates POST requests at 3128 bytes. It’s a know
issue.

Updated to mod_perl-1.99_09 from Rawhide.


Mick Szucs mick@onramp.ca
Onramp Network Services Inc.

“JT” == James Terry james.c.terry@yale.edu writes:

JT> Great, but since this is a known issue and there seems to be a known fix,
JT> can’t the fix be implemented in the next version?

Um… apparently it is fixed in the updated version of mod_perl.
How do you expect an application to work around such a bug?

Great, but since this is a known issue and there seems to be a known fix,
can’t the fix be implemented in the next version?

It’s an issue known to the mod_perl developers, and they did fix it in
the next version. Nothing to do with RT, Jesse, Best Practical, et. al.

Incidentally, Redhat offered no fix short of “please recompile mod_perl
from Rawhide source.”
Mick Szucs mick@onramp.ca
Onramp Network Services Inc.