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Re: Question about proxies forwarding HTTP/1.0 responses

From: patrick mcmanus <mcmanus@ducksong.com>
Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 13:01:44 -0400
To: Alex Rousskov <rousskov@measurement-factory.com>
Cc: Jamie Lokier <jamie@shareable.org>, HTTP working group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1085677304.30078.26.camel@mcmanus.datapower.com>

On Thu, 2004-05-27 at 12:49, Alex Rousskov wrote:
> On Thu, 27 May 2004, patrick mcmanus wrote:
> 
> > > Does announcing HTTP/1.1 actually buy you anything at all?

> > It can get you chunked responses..
> 
> ... and can messages with HTTP/1.0 version strings and TE: chunked.

HTTP/1.0 with TE: chunked cannot safely cause a chunked response. That
combination is much more likely to be a HTTP/1.0 proxy that propogated a
TE header it didn't know was hop-to-hop. There is a real chance that
proxy won't be able to interpret the response correctly.

> much. Cache-control support is a similar example; you do not need an
> HTTP/1.1 message to support Cache-controls.

cache-control is end-to-end, iirc.. Totally different, right?
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