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Re: semantic equivalence of delimiters in URIs

From: Henrik Nordström <henrik@henriknordstrom.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:58:44 +0200
To: "William A. Rowe Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
Cc: Adrien de Croy <adrien@qbik.com>, HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1277107124.24124.39.camel@henriknordstrom.net>
mån 2010-06-21 klockan 01:27 -0500 skrev William A. Rowe Jr.:
> On 6/19/2010 1:39 PM, Henrik Nordström wrote:
> > tor 2010-06-17 klockan 02:33 -0500 skrev William A. Rowe Jr.:
> > 
> >> "An empty abs_path is equivalent to an abs_path of "/"."
> >>
> >> Now if you aren't asking about http:, but another scheme, the question can
> >> get muddy really fast.
> > 
> > And it's muddy even for HTTP where an empty abs-path can also mean "*".
> 
> No, "*" has a specific meaning, which is distinct from "" / "/", as described
> under OPTIONS.

Well.. (RFC2068, and resurrected in HTTP-bis)

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

          OPTIONS http://www.ics.uci.edu:8001 HTTP/1.1

Regards
Henrik
Received on Monday, 21 June 2010 07:59:31 GMT

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