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Re: #184: HTTP/0.9

From: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 21:27:04 +0200
Cc: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>

On 11 Aug 2009, at 19:11, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 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.
> Really?
> What's the situation for today's servers, such as recent httpds,  
> IIS, Tomcat..,?

They all support HTTP/0.9. Clients have to support HTTP/0.9 for web  
compatibility (or at least those that care about web compatibility  
do), primarily due to broken CGI scripts.

Geoffrey Sneddon
Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 19:27:49 GMT

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