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Re: This may be a stupid question ...

From: Life is hard... and then you die. <Ronald.Tschalaer@psi.ch>
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 06:14:57 +0200
Message-Id: <98021206145787@psiclb.psi.ch>
To: NICKA@interdyn.com, HTTP-WG@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com

[snip]
> It turns out,
> that our Proxy only supports HTTP/1.0 and will reject any requests for
> HTTP/1.1  Looking at the Netscape Proxy server, it seems to have some
> way of 'downgrading' the Browser to HTTP/1.0 as a stopgap measure. 

It is more than a stopgap measure - it is a must (for HTTP/1.0 proxies).

> My question: Is there a document / RFC somwhere which explains how we
> are supposed to do this ?

You might find
ftp://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-http-versions-01.txt
instructive. Basically you must down- or upgrade both the request and
the response to the highest version you're conditionally compliant with.


  Cheers,

  Ronald
Received on Wednesday, 11 February 1998 21:27:09 EST

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