411 Length Required error
chrissavery at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 17:40:39 MSD 2008
I turned on info and it says the reason is client didn't send
"Content-Length" header. Now, why would Firefox (3) not do that? Is this
I noticed in Firebug that the header sent ALSO has "Transfer-Encoding:
I had the same problem with Lightpd and using a Flash uploader but they
refuse to fix it to ignore chunked, so I could not use it with Flash.
One reason I switched to using nginx is that unlike Lighttpd it works
with the flash uploader.
So should I just ignore this as it still works as expected? But I
cannot see content in Firebug, or maybe I need to force a header in JS
code (maybe the mootools JS library mistakenly doesn't set the Content
Length hmm, I should explore that too.) Just a minefield. How is it that
the server returns this error page but also I am getting the JSON data
back as well?
Igor Sysoev wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 17, 2008 at 02:14:18PM +0700, Chris Savery wrote:
>> I've been getting this error a lot in my testing. I never received it
>> with Apache. I understand what the message say but not why it's coming
>> about. My headers being sent have length. Or is this message referring
>> to content returned by PHP at the server end? I'm sure one of you
>> experts here knows what's going on with this. I only get it on POST
>> requests and not most of my ajax calls (which are GET).
>> Thanks for any help with tracking this down. I'm seeing it in Firebug
>> and when it occurs I cannot see the real response content - even though
>> code and updates the screen. Weird.
>> Chris :)
> Set error_log level to info:
> error_log /path/to/log info;
> Then nginx will log a reason. Now there are 3 reasons:
> "client sent invalid "Content-Length" header"
> "client sent ... method without "Content-Length" header"
> "client sent "Transfer-Encoding: chunked" header"
> The last reason is nginx feature: it still does not support chunked body.
>> Response from server:
>> <head><title>411 Length Required</title></head>
>> <body bgcolor="white">
>> <center><h1>411 Length Required</h1></center>
>> Header sent to server using ajax (only removed some identity info, HOST
>> User-Agent Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:126.96.36.199)
>> Gecko/2008072820 Firefox/3.0.1
>> Accept-Language en-us,en;q=0.5
>> Accept-Encoding gzip,deflate
>> Accept-Charset ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
>> Keep-Alive 300
>> Connection keep-alive
>> X-Requested-With XMLHttpRequest
>> Content-Type application/x-www-form-urlencoded; charset=utf-8
>> Referer http://www.xxxxx.com/
>> Content-Length 269
>> Cookie ZZZZSession=3ce34bb3dbc257ff61405175f941f1d7
>> Pragma no-cache
>> Cache-Control no-cache
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