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RE: Editing/saving remote (dial-up) files?

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 1999 12:14:00 +0100
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3C1A@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-amaya@w3.org'" <www-amaya@w3.org>
> From:	Eddie Maddox [SMTP:emaddox@sihope.com]
> "404 Not Found
> The requested URL /usr/home/[...].html was not found on this server."
> - Is the server refered to the Local machine (where I am running Amaya) or
> the Remote ISP machine?
	The remote web server machine, which may be owned by the
	content provider or even on the content provider's premises.

> - Why does the error message omit the "http://www.sihope.com" portion of
> the path even though I did include it?
	Because it is not transmitted in the HTTP request (at least
	for HTTP/1.0), as the destination server already knows its
	own name (actually some sorts of virtual server require this
	information, but it is sent separately from the URL, e.g.:

	GET /xxxxxx HTTP/1.1
	Host: www.sihope.com

	but only relatively recent clients and servers use and 
	understand Host headers.

> ------------------
> Eddie Maddox
> emaddox@sihope.com
Received on Tuesday, 17 August 1999 07:16:25 UTC

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