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Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] Add support for --retry-http503

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] [PATCH] Add support for --retry-http503
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:56:50 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi Tom,

> Sure, that is entirely doable from a technical point of view.
> However, I have thought about this beforehand, and to me, 503 and 504
> were the only 5xx errors potentially worth retrying. All the others
> signal fatal conditions. And Wget already retries 504 without any
> patch. Hence, the patch is for 503 only.
> Let me know if you still want me to prepare a new patch based on your
> proposal.

yes please.  I was just giving an example of how that would look like.
I was just wondering that the same mechanism could be used for other
errors (if it will ever be needed).


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