.NET Service Pack 1 can break HttpWebRequest

If you installed .NET Service Pack 1 you might notice that certain RSS feeds are broken and might return an HTTP Protocol Error. As Dare suggests, this is due to the fact that the HttpWebRequest class has been modified to make it more compliant to the HTTP spec. E.g. on the MS research feeds, this errors because the server returns the Content-Location header as “Content Location” (notice the space as opposed to the hyphen). You can check out the list of fixes in .NET SP1.

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Amit Bahree

This blog is my personal blog and while it does reflect my experiences in my professional life, this is just my thoughts. Most of the entries are technical though sometimes they can vary from the wacky to even political – however that is quite rare. Quite often, I have been asked what’s up with the “gibberish” and the funny title of the blog? Some people even going the extra step to say that, this is a virus that infected their system (ahem) well. [:D] It actually is quite simple, and if you have still not figured out then check out this link – whats in a name?

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