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Bug #42800 fopen() fails on HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified
Submitted: 2007-09-30 00:47 UTC Modified: 2008-09-03 01:00 UTC
Votes:4
Avg. Score:4.8 ± 0.4
Reproduced:3 of 3 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (66.7%)
Same OS:2 (66.7%)
From: cellog@php.net Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Streams related
PHP Version: 5.2.4 OS: linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-09-30 00:47 UTC] cellog@php.net
Description:
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When passing in an ETag or Last-Modified header to fopen() with a remote http stream, the fopen() fails with a warning:

Warning: fopen(http://pear.php.net/rest/r/pear/allreleases.xml): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 304 Not Modified


This is incorrect behavior.  304 is a valid response code which is useful for HTTP caching.

The correct response is to allow the stream to return, and require users to use stream_get_meta_data() to retrieve the response headers.  Now, the only way is to parse the error message, an ugly hack at best


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 [2008-08-26 23:07 UTC] jani@php.net
Thank you for this bug report. To properly diagnose the problem, we
need a short but complete example script to be able to reproduce
this bug ourselves. 

A proper reproducing script starts with <?php and ends with ?>,
is max. 10-20 lines long and does not require any external 
resources such as databases, etc. If the script requires a 
database to demonstrate the issue, please make sure it creates 
all necessary tables, stored procedures etc.

Please avoid embedding huge scripts into the report.

And update version if this still is an issue..
 [2008-09-03 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a week, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
 
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