I ran into a funny little bug in the Http client code in VW 7.4.1 via BottomFeeder - I stumbled on a report of difficulty reading this feed: http://planeterlang.org/rss20.xml. Here's the thing that caused a problem in the headers:
The parser tries to read the charset, and makes assumptions about there being something to read - and of course, bails out. I hacked a quick fix to just have it assume utf-8 in those cases, and reported the bug to engineering for a more permanent fix in the base product.
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