[drakma-devel] Re: New version 0.4.4

Edi Weitz edi at agharta.de
Mon Sep 25 08:03:23 UTC 2006

On Mon, 25 Sep 2006 01:12:35 +0300, "Ivan Toshkov" <ivan at toshkov.org> wrote:

> Great.  And I already have another one.  The funcall
> (drakma:http-request "http://www.openrdf.org/sesame/servlets/listRepositories")
> returns:
> 200
> ((:CACHE-CONTROL . "no-cache") (:EXPIRES . "0") (:PRAGMA . "no-cache")
>   (:CONTENT-TYPE . "text/xml") (:DATE . "Sun, 24 Sep 2006 21:52:34 GMT")
>  (:SERVER . "Apache-Coyote/1.1") (:CONNECTION . "close"))
> #<URI http://www.openrdf.org/sesame/servlets/listRepositories>
> T
> while the browser shows a small XML.  I traced the problem to the
> READ-BODY function, which assumes (perhaps rightly so) that if the
> content length header is missing the stream must be a chunked
> stream.  In this case it's not and so READ-BODY returns NIL.

Yeah, that's a mistake due to a thinko of mine which must have crept
in around version 0.4.0.  Should be fixed in 0.5.0 which was just
released.  Thanks for catching that.

>> Have you asked on their mailing list?
> I haven't.  Please check the excuse again :)

OK, once you have more time you should probably ask there.  If it's
really an oversight in CMUCL, it should be fixed there and not in

> EXCUSE: I have to make this legacy Lisp app to talk to a Java web
> app and I have to do it by Tuesday for a demo.  So I don't have the
> time to do "the right thing" right now and I'm doing the minimal
> fixes required.

No problem.  Good luck with the demo!


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