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Re: HTTP/1.0 Draft 3 defines both 0.9 and 1.0 ?

From: Roy Fielding <fielding@beach.w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 1995 15:30:26 -0400
Message-Id: <199509151930.PAA11359@beach.w3.org>
To: JP.Martin-Flatin@ecmwf.int
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
>  This document defines both the 0.9 and 1.0 versions of the HTTP
>  protocol. Applications sending Full-Request or Full-Response
>  messages, as defined by this specification, must include an
>  HTTP-Version of "HTTP/1.0".
>
>I think there's a mix-up in the first sentence of the last paragraph: the
>purpose of HTTP/1.0 Draft 3 is most definitely not to define HTTP/0.9. Its
>sole references to HTTP/0.9 address compatibility issues.

No, this specification does define HTTP/0.9.  It is, in fact,
the only formal definition of HTTP/0.9.  It's "purpose" is an entirely
separate matter which is not relevant to that sentence.

 ....Roy T. Fielding  Department of ICS, University of California, Irvine USA
                      Visiting Scholar, MIT/LCS + World-Wide Web Consortium
                      (fielding@w3.org)                (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
Received on Friday, 15 September 1995 12:33:36 EDT

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