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Re: 301/302

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ics.uci.edu>
Date: Mon, 08 Sep 1997 15:55:38 -0700
To: Dave Kristol <dmk@bell-labs.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9709081603.aa27660@paris.ics.uci.edu>
>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.

In which case the server would see HTTP/1.0 (in either the request version
or the Via header tacked on by some later proxy) and choose the older
option, which any HTTP/1.1 user agent will support because there will
be HTTP/1.0 servers out there for a long time.

....Roy
Received on Monday, 8 September 1997 16:07:57 EDT

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