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Re: 505 HTTP Version Not Supported

From: Daniel DuBois <ddubois@spyglass.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 1996 13:10:56 -0600
Message-Id: <2.2.32.19960403191056.009a2d88@rafiki>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
At 01:42 PM 4/3/96 -0500, Bob Jernigan wrote:
>I.e., "if I don't need it, no-one does."

I don't think it's a matter of me shrugging off the little people.  We've
been moving a long time towards increased HTTP complexity.  We're now at the
point where to be compliant with the latest HTTP there are headers you are
*required* to send.  The issue of how  virtual servers are supposed to
handle 0.9 requests can be a sticky one (as long as 1.0 and 0.9 are around
will vendors continue to suck up multiple IP addresses for one machine?).

IMO, this pseudo-backward compatibilty can only remain feasible for so long.
I just think the world (wide web) would be a better place if no one made 0.9
requests anymore.  And I'll probably feel the same way about 1.0 requests
soon enough.

>But 0.9 is useful and will continue
>to be useful in certain circumstances.  About half my hits are 0.9 but
>they do return <1% of the data.  It all depends on what you think http
>is useful for.

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Received on Wednesday, 3 April 1996 11:16:25 EST

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