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Re: Sections 3.3.1 and 5.1

From: <jg@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 May 96 21:32:54 -0400
Message-Id: <9606010132.AA06134@zorch.w3.org>
To: Paul Leach <paulle@microsoft.com>
Cc: ben@algroup.co.uk, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

Actually, combining several suggestions and reducing redundancy,
I end up with the following:

"In requests that they forward, proxies MUST NOT rewrite the "abs_path"
part of a Request-URI in any way except as noted above to replace a
null abs_path with "*", no matter what the proxy does in its internal
implementation.

 Note: This rule ensures that the form of Request-URI is well
 specified, to enable future extensions without fear that they will
 break in the face of some rewritings. One consequence of rewriting the
 Request-URI is that integrity or authentication checks by the server
 may fail. Implementers should be aware that some pre-HTTP/1.1 proxies
 have been known to rewrite the Request-URI."
                                - Jim
Received on Friday, 31 May 1996 18:37:18 EDT

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