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Re: 301/302

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 15:44:44 -0400
Message-Id: <341455AC.59E2B600@bell-labs.com>
To: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Cc: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
John Franks wrote:
> [in response to Koen Holtman]
> 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.

Am I missing something here?  If there are HTTP/1.0 proxies along the
path from UA to origin server, and, especially, if the first proxy
beyond the UA is HTTP/1.0, the Via header won't have all the information
you need, because the HTTP/1.0 proxy won't have added it.

Dave Kristol
Received on Monday, 8 September 1997 12:49:48 EDT

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