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Re: 301/302

From: Koen Holtman <koen@win.tue.nl>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 21:30:46 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-Id: <199709081930.VAA24367@wsooti08.win.tue.nl>
To: John Franks <john@math.nwu.edu>
Cc: koen@win.tue.nl, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
John Franks:
>
>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.

Just to avoid any confusion: In my original message, I went on to
explain that an origin server *could* happily send 303 or 307 to a 1.0
client, at least when redirecting to a GET request.  I think that most
of the time, the server can get away with not looking at the Via
header at all.

>John Franks 	Dept of Math. Northwestern University
>		john@math.nwu.edu

Koen.
Received on Monday, 8 September 1997 12:55:37 EDT

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