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Re: #184: HTTP/0.9

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 19:11:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4A81A65A.10006@gmx.de>
To: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
CC: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> ...
> The assumption that HTTP/0.9 should be understood shouldn't be removed
> until HTTP/1.2, I'd expect?  Surely there are many slim clients that
> rely on trivial http: requests, even today.


What's the situation for today's servers, such as recent httpds, IIS, 

> The date shouldn't be changed, but you are right that it makes little
> sense in 2616bis... what about
>   It is worth noting that, at the time RFC2616 was composed (1996), we would
>   expect commercial HTTP/1.1 servers to:
> ...

s/we would expect/we did expect/

In which case the reader will ask: "and as of 2009?"

> And that leaves the compatibility sentiment without suggesting it applies
> to 2009, or adding new editorial comment about 0.9/1.0 support.

It appears you're trying to avoid the question what we expect as of 
*2009*, and that's really what the reader would want to know (me thinks).

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 17:12:49 UTC

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