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Re: Call for Closure - HTTP response version

From: David W. Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 1996 16:43:32 -0800 (PST)
To: Alexei Kosut <akosut@nueva.pvt.k12.ca.us>
Cc: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>, Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, www-talk@www10.w3.org, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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On Tue, 31 Dec 1996, Alexei Kosut wrote:

> compatible server. In this scenario, it would be neccessary for
> HTTP/1.1 servers to always use HTTP/1.1 in the response.

Another choice is to stop overloading a single value for two 
purposes ...
  1.  Declaring the servers capabilities
  2.  Labeling the level of the response

A new optional header for example could advertise the server's
capabilities and the status would be just that ... status describing
this response.

The beauty of the extra header is that it would allow a response
to a HTTP/1.x request to note that HTTP/2.x is also supported ...


Dave Morris 
Received on Tuesday, 31 December 1996 16:50:03 EST

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