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Re: Decision about Host?

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 16:46:28 -0700 (PDT)
To: Jeffrey Mogul <mogul@pa.dec.com>
Cc: Balint Nagy Endre <bne@bne.ind.eunet.hu>, http WG <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.951005164148.3142X-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Thu, 5 Oct 1995, Jeffrey Mogul wrote:
> Good point about the current naming schemes.  But then what does it
> mean if a client sends:
> 
> 	Host: www
> 
> To me, this is an error, and the server can report it as such.
> What else could it possibly do?

That decision should be up to the server administrator, and there can be 
suggested but *not* mandatory responses to this situation.  I know I 
would configure my server to presume "www" = "www.organic.com".  I also 
suggest not touching "the string between the // and the first / or :" at 
all, but that's just me.

	Brian

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