Bug 45101

Summary: DirContextURLConnection - Format Date Header Values per HTTP spec
Product: Tomcat 6 Reporter: Chris Hubick <chris>
Component: CatalinaAssignee: Tomcat Developers Mailing List <dev>
Severity: normal    
Priority: P2    
Version: unspecified   
Target Milestone: default   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Attachments: Return Date header values in HTTP format

Description Chris Hubick 2008-05-29 13:42:51 UTC
Created attachment 22035 [details]
Return Date header values in HTTP format

When you retrieve a header value from a DirContextURLConnection, it currently returns a string by simply calling .toString() on the internal object, no matter the type of that Object.  For Date value headers such as 'Last-Modified', this results in a String formatted according to Java standards, rather than the Date format specified by the HTTP standard as clients of the API would expect.

This is a follow-up to bug 44611.
Comment 1 Mark Thomas 2008-05-29 14:36:49 UTC
This has been fixed in trunk and proposed for 6.0.x

Many thanks for the patch.
Comment 2 Mark Thomas 2008-06-11 13:12:04 UTC
The patch has been committed to 6.0.x and will be in 6.0.17 onwards.

Again, thanks for the patch.