Cory Benfield added the comment: Maybe. If we do it we have to apply that timeout to all the socket actions on that HTTP connection. This would have the effect of changing the default value of the timeout parameter on the HTTPConnection object from socket._GLOBAL_DEFAULT_TIMEOUT to whatever value was chosen. We could do this for reads only, and avoid applying the timeout to connect() calls, but that's kind of weird.
We hit the same problem though: by default, HTTPConnections block indefinitely on all socket calls: we'd be changing that default to some finite timeout instead. Does that sound like a good way to go? As for curl's error recovery strategy, I'm pretty sure it just keeps parsing the header block. That can definitely be done here. We do have an error reporting mechanism as well (sort of): we set the HTTPMessage.status field to some error string. We could do that, and continue to parse the header block: that's probably the least destructive way to fix this. ---------- _______________________________________ Python tracker <rep...@bugs.python.org> <http://bugs.python.org/issue19996> _______________________________________ _______________________________________________ Python-bugs-list mailing list Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/python-bugs-list/archive%40mail-archive.com