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Re: RE-VERSION

From: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@sci.wfbr.edu>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 17:11:56 -0500 (EST)
To: kweide@tezcat.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <01IMBJYUPTEQ007XQW@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
Klaus Weide <kweide@tezcat.com> wrote:
>[...]
>This leads to another question.  Does the proposed OPTIONS probe
>actually *work* for an Apache/1.[23]* server acting as proxy?  As Roy
>has revealed Apache-as-proxy is one of the cases where HTTP/1.1
>response status is improperly forwarded.  I suspect (but cannot test)
>that the same server would respond as HTTP/1.1 when checked with
>OPTIONS, making the probe worthless.

	Ah!  An implementation issue, not a terminology issue. :)

	It *is* an HTTP/1.1 server, so one would not predict a serious
problem during this transition, just as the shortcut had no apparent
problem for the old HTTP/1.0 proxies during the HTTP/0.9 -> HTTP/1.0
transition.  It would become a problem for an HTTP/1.1 -> HTTP/1.2
transition.  But one can also predict that it will be fixed ASAP,
and hopefully the current Apache servers will all have been replaced
by then. :)

	By "serious" problem I mean that sharing of worthwhile information
fails (just to be clear about my terminology :).

				Fote

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