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Re: #184: HTTP/0.9

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 21:52:04 +0200
Message-ID: <4A81CBE4.80406@gmx.de>
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>
CC: "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>, Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> 
> 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.

I just tried IIS 5.1, and it responds with an HTTP/1.1 message.

It really seems we're making up requirements here.

BR, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 11 August 2009 19:53:06 GMT

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