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Re: Issue 196, was: #110: how to determine what entity a response carries

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 17:42:16 +0200
Message-ID: <4BC5E258.2020407@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, =JeffH <Jeff.Hodges@KingsMountain.com>
On 14.04.2010 17:17, Julian Reschke wrote:
> ...
> The reason for this is that with the currently proposed definition,
> "Effective Request Target" is undefined for certain requests, such as
> when request-target is "*" or just an authority component.
> ...

Related to that, 

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If a proxy receives a request without any path in the request-target and 
the method specified is capable of supporting the asterisk form of 
request-target, then the last proxy on the request chain MUST forward 
the request with "*" as the final request-target.

For example, the request

   OPTIONS http://www.example.org:8001 HTTP/1.1

would be forwarded by the proxy as

   Host: www.example.org:8001

after connecting to port 8001 of host "www.example.org".
- snip --

But what if the method does not support the asterisk? What is supposed 
to happen for:

   GET http://www.example.org:8001 HTTP/1.1


Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 14 April 2010 15:42:55 UTC

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