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Re: RFC2616 errata: HTTP-Version should be case-sensitive

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@apache.org>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 12:04:19 -0700
Cc: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Message-Id: <451A4E0B-CA70-11D6-878B-000393753936@apache.org>

> I did not (and cannot) check all the internals, but I am sure that
> those intermediaries that are tested for (and interested in) HTTP
> compliance will support "http/1.1" strings since it will be one of the
> test cases. I cannot speak for Apache, but the primary mod_proxy
> developer does get our "RFC 2616 violations" reports.

The software that has been deployed since 1991 does not support
lowercase (or mixed case) "http" in the version string.  Using it
is not interoperable.  The specification defines what is interoperable,
not what might eventually be interoperable.

....Roy
Received on Tuesday, 17 September 2002 15:12:15 GMT

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