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RE: Host header issue

From: Josh Cohen (Exchange) <joshco@Exchange.Microsoft.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 13:12:45 -0700
Message-ID: <BFF90FB6CF66D111BF4F0000F840DB850BCBBA8D@LASSIE>
To: "'Larry Masinter'" <masinter@parc.xerox.com>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Masinter [mailto:masinter@parc.xerox.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 4:41 PM
> To: Josh Cohen (Exchange)
> Cc: HTTP Working Group
> Subject: RE: Host header issue
> 
> b) not require that a server respond with an error if the Host
>   header were missing (since HTTP/1.1 clients should only
>   send absolute URIs to proxies.)
> 
I will double check, but my reading of the spec says that
origin servers need to understand absoluteURIs.  If they 
receive an absolute URI, what is the point of requiring 
a host header?
Received on Wednesday, 8 September 1999 21:14:32 EDT

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