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Re: domain-name?

From: Balint Nagy Endre <bne@bne.ind.eunet.hu>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 18:40:27 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: http WG <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <74.bne@bne.ind.eunet.hu>
Larry Masinter:
> Host: foo.bar.com
> Acceptable.
And it will do no harm when a 1.1 client talks to a 1.1 server through a 1.0
> GET http://foo.bar.com/home/is/where/the/wallet/is.html HTTP/1.1
But this version becomes
  GET /home/is/where/the/wallet/is.html HTTP/1.0
when forwarded by old proxies.

In the transient period of upgrading to 1.1 we will see sometimes this
unfortunate configuration.
(Even if 1.1 proxies appear on the net at the same time as clients and
servers, upgrading a proxy needs more preliminary testing
than a client upgrade or an orig-server upgrade.)

Thus, I prefer the (mandatory for 1.1) "Host" request header.
(Even if the name is a bit objectionable.)

Andrew. (Endre Balint Nagy) <bne@bne.ind.eunet.hu>
Received on Friday, 22 September 1995 09:57:54 UTC

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