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Re: #184: HTTP/0.9

From: David Morris <dwm@xpasc.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:27:36 -0700 (PDT)
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0908111325460.21906@egate.xpasc.com>

FWIW ... IIS 6.0 seems to provide the correct response for an HTTP/0.9 
request.
a. Responds after first CR/LF
b. Has no header/status in the response

Which doesn't change my mind ... 0.9 needs to leave the room.

On Tue, 11 Aug 2009, Julian Reschke wrote:

> 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 20:28:19 GMT

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