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Re: 301/302

From: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 14:08:06 -0500 (CDT)
To: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <Pine.SUN.3.96.970908140417.22628A-100000@hopf.math.nwu.edu>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/4364
On Mon, 8 Sep 1997, Koen Holtman wrote:

> John Franks:
> >
> >I hope I am wrong, but we seem to have painted ourselves in a corner
> >here.  On the one hand we have decided that the client's version
> >should not be communicated to the origin server when there are proxies
> >(all version information is hop-by-hop).
> [...], we have the Via header for this.

You are correct the Via header should provide end-to-end version
information to the origin server.  The origin server can simply not
send 303 or 307 to end clients which support HTTP/1.0.  I am glad
my concern was unfounded.

John Franks 	Dept of Math. Northwestern University
Received on Monday, 8 September 1997 12:10:51 UTC

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