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proxies rewriting URLs

From: Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 1996 23:52:59 PST
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <96Mar6.235312pst.168963@nebula.parc.xerox.com>
Apologies if this is clear in the text, but it didn't seem to be when
I scanned 1.1. Some older proxies seemed to be modifying URLs, e.g.,

if you  

    GET http://foo.com/test#frob HTTP/1.0

they might ask foo.com for

    GET /test%23frob HTTP/1.0

or vice versa. Is there any reason to disallow this, and if so, what
language would be put in the spec to disallow it; alternatively, if
proxies might do this kind of transformation, what should we say?

Received on Wednesday, 6 March 1996 23:55:18 UTC

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