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bug #33833: -c scans binary files as if they were html, after receiving 416 response

Submitter:  Noël Köthe <nok>
Submitted:  Sat 23 Jul 2011 10:16:28 AM UTC
Category:  Program Logic Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Open/Closed:  Open
Release:  1.12 Operating System:  GNU/Linux
Reproducibility:  None Fixed Release:  None
Planned Release:  None Regression:  None
Work Required:  None Patch Included:  None
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Sat 23 Jul 2011 10:16:28 AM UTC, original submission:  

While using "wget -c -r" on a directory of large binary files, I
noticed long delays after the "The file is already fully retrieved;
nothing to do." message.

It turns out this is because the server returned a 416 response with
Content-Type: text/html, and so Wget decides to scan the file for
links, as if it were HTML.  But the file is not HTML -- just the 416
response body was.


$ cd /tmp
$ wget -c -d -r http://www.gnu.org/graphics/t-desktop-4-small.jpg

(The file is downloaded as expected, and not scanned for URLs)

$ wget -c -d -r http://www.gnu.org/graphics/t-desktop-4-small.jpg

(This time, notice in the debug output how the file was "Loaded" and
scanned for "no-follow" links.  This is the source of the delay on
large binary files).

   ---response begin---
   HTTP/1.1 416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable
   Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 21:34:24 GMT
   Server: Apache
   Vary: Accept-Encoding
   Connection: close
   Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1
   ---response end---
   416 Requested Range Not Satisfiable
       The file is already fully retrieved; nothing to do.
   Closed fd 3
   Loaded www.gnu.org/graphics/t-desktop-4-small.jpg (size 30195).
   no-follow in www.gnu.org/graphics/t-desktop-4-small.jpg: 0



Noël Köthe <nok>


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