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HTTP/1.2 stuff: try it out!

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 95 17:27:31 EDT
Message-Id: <199508182130.AA004281455@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
I've put up a server that (I think) understands HTTP/1.2 features
keepalive and Transfer-Encoding.  (Because I haven't seen an official
copy of the forthcoming draft, I can't be sure.)  It's at
and serves content identical to the normal www.research.att.com server.

Here's what you can try:

1) If there's a Connection: keepalive request header, the server will
hold the connection open for 10 seconds.

2) If
	- there's a Connection: keepalive request header,
	- the protocol version in the Full Request line is HTTP/1.2, and
	- the request is a GET on a CGI
the server will use Transfer-Encoding: chunked to send the output.  Try

3) The URL http://www.research.att.com:8000/digest-test refers to a
resource that is protected by Digest authentication.  The user is
"protected".  Password is "try-me-out".  The nonce expires after five

Try it out.  Bug reports are welcome.
Dave Kristol
Received on Friday, 18 August 1995 14:32:21 UTC

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