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Re: Call for Closure - HTTP response version

From: Alexei Kosut <akosut@nueva.pvt.k12.ca.us>
Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 12:18:09 -0800 (PST)
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: "David W. Morris" <dwm@xpasc.com>, dmk@research.bell-labs.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, Multiple recipients of list <www-talk@www10.w3.org>
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On Wed, 1 Jan 1997, Koen Holtman wrote:

> >Another choice is to stop overloading a single value for two 
> >purposes ...
> >  1.  Declaring the servers capabilities
> >  2.  Labeling the level of the response
> I see no such overloading in the HTTP/1.1 spec.  The spec is clear on
> the fact that the minor version number in the response does 1 (but
> only for this particular request!), not 2.

I guess it's not clear... because I thought it did 2, not 1. I guess
the choices are vauge to begin with. I interpret "servers
capabilities" to mean "this server supports HTTP/1.0 or HTTP/1.1 or
whatever", and "level of the response" to mean "this response is
compliant with HTTP/1.0 or HTTP/1.1 or whatever". And it's very clear
from the spec that the latter is true - otherwise you wouldn't have
all that stuff about persistent connections and such with HTTP/1.1

OTOH, I can see how choices 1 and 2 could be interpreted directly
opposite of what I just said.

Alexei Kosut <akosut@nueva.pvt.k12.ca.us>      The Apache HTTP Server
URL: http://www.nueva.pvt.k12.ca.us/~akosut/   http://www.apache.org/
Received on Wednesday, 1 January 1997 12:21:14 UTC

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