Hi Serge,

Thanks for your reply.

The binary data is not random.  Rather it is other resources, such as
images, which included (eg with <img> tags) in the page.  For some
reason these resources are being prepended to the page.

We do use filters.  Thanks for the suggestion.  We will look into this lead.


On 7/12/07, Serge Knystautas <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Samuel,
> Resin isn't really smart enough to make up random binary content, so I
> would try to identify what that binary content and then hope to locate a
> source of it (a file, a servlet, whatever).
> Are you using filters by any chance?  This is a leap, but it seems like
> this is a servlet spec interpretation/implementation difference (or an
> implementation of something not clear in the spec).  The most common
> thing I've seen with Resin and Tomcat is how filters are handled.
> But I would try to identify what that binary content is... maybe it's an
> ad from a hacked program for all we know... but I think identifying that
> will give clues as to what could be inserting it.
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> Samuel Le Berrigaud wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > Here is the problem we're facing:
> >
> > - Do a simple GET request to the server, the page we request is a
> > 'normal' html page containing images, js, css, etc...
> > - From time to time the response to the HTTP request comes back as
> > binary data where we expect a document for which the content type is
> > text/html.
> >
> > We tried the same webapp with the exact same configuration on a Tomcat
> > server and couldn't reproduce the problem. We haven't seen it on the
> > many other application servers our application runs on either.
> > However several customers reported the issue when using Resin 3.0.x.
> > We therefore assume the issue comes from Resin. We tested a range of
> > Resin versions from 3.0.15 to 3.0.23.
> >
> > Attached is an example of a file we get back as binary content. It
> > indeed contains binary data as well as the expected html…
> >
> > Another thing  is that we have the 'keep-alive' attribute set on our
> > requests and first wondered if it could have been the problem. Turning
> > it off didn't solve the problem though.
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated. We understand that the information on
> > this issue is a bit sparse but we couldn't think of anything else.
> > Looking at the HTTP headers didn't help. Hopefully someone will have
> > encountered this before and will be able to advise us on what is going
> > on.
> >
> > Thanks,
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