Using Mongrel has been great. Thank you Zed for developing such a fine
For some reason, when using IE to access a Rails app running on a
server, I get a 404 error. This is an intermittent error and does not
on all machines.
Upon further investigation, we noticed that IE sends a
This causes Mongrel to send back a 404, without sending the request to
Rails. It seems the GET http://localhost:3000/path/to/file does not map
the proper handler.
We looked in the RFC (section 5.2),
http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec5.html, and it seems to
indicate that the web server should ignore the host part of an absolute
in the GET request. Am I correct on this?
I created a bug report at
and a patch to fix it at
Has this been an issue for anybody else?
Zed or anybody on the Mongrel core team, if you see this, please take a
at the patch.