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Re: Host header issue

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Sat, 04 Sep 1999 23:32:44 -0700
To: "Josh Cohen (Exchange)" <joshco@exchange.microsoft.com>
cc: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-ID: <199909042332.aa25796@gremlin-relay.ics.uci.edu>
>Can anyone explain what the justification was for requiring
>the host: header even when their is a perfectly good
>host indication in the absoluteURI?

So that an old proxy will forward the Host field, and to satisfy an
IESG request.

....Roy
Received on Sunday, 5 September 1999 07:33:59 EDT

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