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Re: #179: Relax Via MUST

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:13:58 +1000
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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To: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
I'm fine closing this with no action; IIRC the previous discussion was  
leaning towards removing the requirement.

Others?

Cheers,

On 17/07/2009, at 9:53 AM, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> mån 2009-07-13 klockan 15:59 +1000 skrev Mark Nottingham:
>> Catching up on a very old discussion:
>>   http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/179
>> Currently, intermediaries MUST add the Via header;
>>
>> The Via general-header field MUST be used by gateways and proxies to
>> indicate the intermediate protocols and recipients between the user
>> agent and the server on requests, and between the origin server and
>> the client on responses.
>>
>> This doesn't reflect current practice.
>
> But I don't see much need for action. Via is slowly gaining  
> acceptance.
>
>> When making this decision, it's worth noting that some HTTP  
>> mechanisms
>> operate differently when a message sender knows that the entire path
>> is HTTP/1.1, and the primary way of discovering this is the Via  
>> header.
>
> Correct.
>
> Regards
> Henrik
>


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