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Re: #184: HTTP/0.9

From: Henrik Nordstrom <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 19:12:32 +0200
To: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Cc: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1250183552.2758.7.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
tor 2009-08-13 klockan 17:18 +0200 skrev Julian Reschke:
> Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> > mån 2009-08-10 klockan 21:47 +0200 skrev Julian Reschke:
> > 
> >> In particular, we do *not* expect today's servers to understand 0.9 
> >> requests, and respond to them. Right? RIGHT?
> > 
> > Right. But I still expect clients to handle HTTP/0.9 responses, even if
> > not required by any specifications old or new, but that does not need to
> > be covered here.
> 
> Why would a client be expected to handle 0.9 response when it doesn't 
> send a 0.9 request?

Because there is still some dumb devices out there responding with
HTTP/0.9. Eventually they will die, but server rotation is a bit slower
than client rotation.

But as I said it's not really something the HTTP/1.1 specifications need
to go into. It's entirely up to client vendors to judge if they need to
support HTTP/0.9 or not, or if just HTTP/1.x is sufficient as per the
HTTP/1.1 specifications + HTTP/1.0 keep-alive (which is not in 1.0
specifications, in fact all of the HTTP/1.0 specifications is best
ignored today). Most will be just fine with tha 1.1 specifications.

Regards
Henrik
Received on Thursday, 13 August 2009 17:13:31 GMT

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