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Re: Intro to Methods making Host header requirement

From: Frank Ellermann <nobody@xyzzy.claranet.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 14:33:38 +0100
To: ietf-http-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <fhetlr$srn$1@ger.gmane.org>

Julian Reschke wrote:
 
>    The Host request-header field (section 14.23) MUST accompany
>    all HTTP/1.1 requests.
 
> ...any reason why the Host header requirement is listed here so 
> prominently (duplicating text from 14.23)?

Servers are supposed to reject HTTP/1.1 requests without a Host:
header field as broken.  It took me until version 0.7 of a dummy
http://purl.net/xyzzy/httpd404.htm#history "server" to get this
right, some years ago. 

 Frank
Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:39:18 GMT

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