Going to start out by saying I have very little experience manipulating http variables and passing data around via it. Unfortunately, this app I am working on requires I communicate with another client that absolutely insists on doing it. The problem isn't in accessing the data, its confirming the initial trust that must be established. It does this by sending a header back to the client which the client then interprets, asks the user if it trusts the server, and then saves the address locally on the client as trusted, and then can transmit the data back via another http header to server. It only has to do this once. This works fine in php by ob_start(); Header('clienttag:www.websiteaddress.com::Would you like to confirm this address?'); ob_flush(); And after I did some digging, I learned that I could manipulate headers in rails by head('clienttag', 'www.websiteaddress.com:Would you like to confirm this address?') The resulting http response was nearly identical (watching it via firebug plugin for firefox), but the client app did not respond to it. The differences only resulting from the rails app being on Mongrel, and the php file being served up on apache. The only thing I have seen on the net that might shed some light why is that rails doesn't stream and php does? I don't know enough about how http behaves to figure it out. Any help would be appreciated.
on 2007-02-26 07:34