[REBOL] Re: Circular forwarding?
From: gscottjones::mchsi::com at: 16-Apr-2002 8:40
> Yo all. I get a funny thing here. First, backstory:
> I've registered both chalz.net and chalz.com, but both point to the
> site. I use chalz.net primarily, and my host provider has set it up as
> When I execute the whois script from the IE address bar, it works OK. But
> trying it from REBOL, it bonks out.
> >> print read http://www.chalz.com/cgi-bin/whois?chalz.net
> connecting to: www.chalz.com
> connecting to: www.chalz.net
> ** User Error: Error. Target url:
> could not be retrieved. Circular forwarding detected
> ** Near: print read http://www.chalz.com/cgi-bin/whois?chalz.net
> What does "circular forwarding detected" mean? And how come I can get
> proper result using a web browser, but not REBOL? Thanks all.
I don't know precisely what "circular forwarding detected" means either.
REBOL can be thrown by certain redirects, but gets better with each release.
Interestingly, the command works fine in REBOL/View 1.2.1, but only balks on
REBOL/Core 2.5 on my Win 98SE. My guess is that /Core 2.6 will fix the
problem. To be sure, I would **quickly** place a bug report. Meanwhile, a
peak at the source of the HTTP schemes of each version will likely reveal
the problem. I would do it, but I'm out of time this morning. Best of