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Re: Do we kill the "Host:" header in HTTP/2 ?

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:23:29 +0100
Message-ID: <5108F4A1.3090609@gmx.de>
To: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
CC: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On 2013-01-30 11:07, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2013-01-30 10:10, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> Both RFC2616 and the current -bis draft, have text to this effect:
>>     To allow for transition to the absolute-form for all requests in some
>>     future version of HTTP, HTTP/1.1 servers MUST accept the absolute-
>>     form in requests, even though HTTP/1.1 clients will only send them in
>>     requests to proxies.
>> Are we going to do that in HTTP/2.0, get rid of the Host: header and
>> mandate absolute form URIs ?
>> ...
> Of course we do. It's in 1.1 just to make the transition from 1.0
> simpler. With a completely new header encoding, this issue will go away.
> Best regards, Julian

Let me rephrase that...

What we should get rid of is the approach of separating the host 
information into a regular header field.

It needs to be placed either into the request-URI, or next to it.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 10:23:59 UTC

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