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Re: HTTP 1.1 Server Available for Testing

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 13:29:59 -0700
To: "John C. Mallery" <JCMa@wilson.ai.mit.edu>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9608151330.aa01447@paris.ics.uci.edu>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/1360
Before people start getting jumpy ...

The Apache Group is not planning on releasing any server that uses
the native HTTP-version "HTTP/1.1" until after the IESG approves the
draft for RFC status (i.e., fixes that version in stone).  Since all
of the HTTP/1.1 features can be tested as an HTTP/1.0 server (assumimg
you are careful not to send HTTP/1.1 features to HTTP/1.0 clients
where it is noted in the spec that you MUST not do so), I strongly
suggest, for the sake of interoperability, that no application be shipped
with the "HTTP/1.1" label until after we all know that there will be
no further requirements placed on HTTP/1.1 applications.

 ...Roy T. Fielding
    Department of Information & Computer Science    (fielding@ics.uci.edu)
    University of California, Irvine, CA 92697-3425    fax:+1(714)824-4056
Received on Thursday, 15 August 1996 13:57:15 UTC

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