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From: Nicolai Langfeldt <janl@ifi.uio.no>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 1995 18:31:23 +0100
Message-Id: <199509251731.SAA23756@ifi.uio.no>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

I'm implementing (actually I'm fixing it) a w3 mirroring package.  I
read the draft-ietf-http-v10-spec-03.html document.  I've some
comments that I'll send later.  Meanwhile I'd like to add support for
proxies to the mirror thing.  The http desc. mentions proxies, but
does not in fact mention how proxy http works.  After reading it one
might as well conclude that proxy http requests should be sent using
koi-8 characters >:-)

I have learnt thru other sources (webcrawler search) that a proxy http
request is essentialy

  GET <full-url> HTTP/1.0
  <rest of headers>

I can only assume that a proxy server cannot not add anythig funky
that I should handle to the headers or use strange result codes for
some rare but perfectly non-error conditions.

It would probably be helpfull if you added a chapter, or appendix or
something and said that 'proxy http is just like http except that you
connect to the proxy server and supply the full/absolute url with the
request then wait for the reply in the normal manner'.


Received on Monday, 25 September 1995 10:33:41 UTC

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