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Re: Microsoft HTTP 1.1 Conformance?

From: John C. Mallery <jcma@ai.mit.edu>
Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 18:17:35 -0500
Message-Id: <p04310101b51d5722192f@[]>
To: "Keith Hoffman" <hoffmankeith@hotmail.com>
Cc: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
At 16:25 -0500 04-14-2000, Keith Hoffman wrote:
>IE on Mac doesn't have that option.  I'm not sure why that decision was
>made. I believe it does HTTP 1.1 all of the time (even through proxies).

No testing with my proxy should IE 5.0 for the Mac makes 1.0 proxy requests
even though it makes 1.1 requests when no proxy is specified.

One of the major intentions of http 1.1 was to clean up http proxying,
and yet......

>It's not the default for the IE client because there are very few proxies
>that are truly and fully HTTP 1.1 compliant.  Most are actually a mix - http
>1.0.5 if you will. :)    Having HTTP 1.1 through the proxy turned off by
>default helps avoid port negotiation issues on some proxies.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "John C. Mallery" <jcma@ai.mit.edu>
>To: "Josh Cohen" <joshco@exchange.microsoft.com>
>Cc: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
>Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 10:42 AM
>Subject: RE: Microsoft HTTP 1.1 Conformance?
>> At 10:49 -0700 04-13-2000, Josh Cohen wrote:
>> >Our proxy server also has support for http/1.1.
>> >
>> I can't find anywhere to turn it on for the Mac IE 5.0 Browser.
>> They seem to have lost the switch.  I know there is a switch for
>> windows.
>> BTW, are there reasons why http 1.1 proxying would not be the default
>> for the IE client?
Received on Saturday, 15 April 2000 00:25:09 EDT

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