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Re: About that Host: header....

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@avron.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 1996 19:46:45 -0800
To: Alexei Kosut <akosut@nueva.pvt.k12.ca.us>
Cc: Harald.T.Alvestrand@uninett.no, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9603241946.aa17583@paris.ics.uci.edu>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/69
> I don't see this as an incompatible change, assuming wording is put into
> the spec along the lines of the following: "A client may not send request
> to an HTTP server using a full URL in the request until it has determined
> that the server is compatible with HTTP/1.1 or later."

Because it doesn't gain us anything more than just sending Host on
all HTTP/1.x requests.  If there was something wrong with the Host
solution, then I could understand the desire to do that.  However,
given that there is nothing wrong with the Host solution, and Host
has already been deployed, this all seems like a waste of time.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92717-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Sunday, 24 March 1996 19:53:07 UTC

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