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Re: original host name in request/header

From: Mitra <mitra@path.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 1995 15:44:35 -0800
Message-Id: <ab644c32010210045d2a@[192.190.111.98]>
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 2:22 PM 2/12/95, Larry Masinter wrote:
>While we can imagine changing HTTP's GET to include the full URL or to
>ask browsers to include the full URL in the header, fixing it in HTTP
>at this point will not have the desired effect of allowing service
>providers to avoid allocating two IP addresses to the same host.

I think this could be made to work, by a combination of client and server
strategy.

If we assume an intermediate state where half the clients support a full
URL in the request, and others only do a partial, then a upgraded server
receiving a full URL knows what to return, for a partial URL it puts up a
single page advertising the different top level URLs it knows about, and -
as with the migration strategy for form support - URLs of up-to-date
browsers.

- Mitra

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