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Re: 305 Use proxy

From: Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Mar 1997 14:45:57 -0600 (CST)
To: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.95.970323134402.26789E-100000@xochi.tezcat.com>
On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> In message <199703202122.NAA03558@step.mcom.com>, Ari Luotonen writes:
> >
> >If 305 is allowed by origin servers, intermediate HTTP/1.1 proxies
> >that do not understand 305's hop-by-hope requirement will let it
> >through (I assume at this point it may be too late to impose the
> >hop-by-hop requirement for 305, and expect it to be respected by all
> >implementations).  If a client gets a 305 sent by an evil origin
> >server through a proxy, it will override the client's proxy settings,
> >because the client thinks the proxy redirected it to another proxy.
> 
> I don't know of any clients that have implemented 305.
> Is it already in the Navigator (or other browser)?

Lynx has implemented 305 for a while.  It only accepts it from an origin
server (i.e. if not already using a proxy) and on a request-by-request
basis (like 302; no "proxy settings" are overridden except for the
current request).

    Klaus
Received on Sunday, 23 March 1997 12:47:18 EST

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