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Re: draft-holtman-http-safe-00.txt

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 18:40:02 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199610101640.SAA12288@wsooti11.win.tue.nl>
To: Daniel DuBois <dan@spyglass.com>
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Daniel DuBois:
>
>At 05:09 PM 10/10/96 +0200, Koen Holtman wrote:
>>some HTML form hacks would be needed to provide the same level of downwards
>>compatibility with existing browsers that Safe can provide, for example
>>
>>  <form action="..." method=post preferred_method=get-with-body>
>>   ....
>>  </form>.
>>So it boils down to cruft in HTTP vs. cruft in HTML.
>
>Aren't proxies disallowed from forwarding methods they don't
>understand?

Not as far as I know.  A proxy is always allowed to act as a gateway
when getting an unknown method.

>Wouldn't GETWITHBODY require a HTTP/1.2 (or rather, a 1.3, since servers
>would be forced to accept it in 1.2, but clients would need to not send it
>until 1.3, ala FullURL)?

I don't think there are problems like this with GETWITHBODY.  User
agents which support it will send it to origin servers asking for it;
there is no need for any party to look at version numbers.

>  Safe: yes could be sent today.
>
>-----
>Daniel DuBois

Koen.
Received on Thursday, 10 October 1996 09:47:07 EDT

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