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Re: NULL-Request (Sect. 4.1)

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@allegra.att.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 96 09:26:59 EDT
Message-Id: <9604261326.AA08946@zp.tempo.att.com.tempo.att.com>
To: mau@beatles.cselt.stet.it
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
mau@beatles.cselt.stet.it (Maurizio Codogno) wrote:
  > I may be wrong, but I think that at the moment there is no 1.1 client
  > which sends the spurious CRLF. So, couldn't we say
  > 
  > "In the interest of robustness, HTTP/1.1 servers SHOULD ignore
  > null request lines (ones that comprise just CRLF) from HTTP/1.0 clients"
  > 
  > together with "HTTP/1.1 clients MUST NOT generate a NULL-Request"
The idea is right, but an HTTP/1.1 client that follows the
specification will never send the spurious CRLF anyway, so nothing
extra need be said.
  > 
  > (and maybe say something about proxies which MUST eliminate
  > NULL-Requests)??
Same remarks apply here.

Dave Kristol
Received on Friday, 26 April 1996 06:34:17 EDT

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