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when is it http/1.1

From: Daniel Hellerstein <danielh@MAILBOX.ECON.AG.GOV>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 10:00:42 -0500
Message-Id: <s506622d.079@MAILBOX.ECON.AG.GOV>
To: www-talk@w3.org
This may not be the right forum for this question....

As the primary developer of the SRE-http  "http/1.0" web server, I've
been adding various 1.1-like features; such as byte range retrieval and
client side content negotiation.  For now, SRE-http  returns a http/1.0 in
the response line.

The question is at what point is it more informative (to user-agents) to
label your server as "http/1.1"?  On one hand, if it's not fully spec, then
you aren't quite being honest. On the other, by being conservative in
your declarations, you may be missing the opportunity for efficiency
gains (since user-agents may fail to  take advantage of the http/1.1
techniques you have implemented).

Any wise thoughts, or formal guidance?


(sre-http for OS/2  is available at http://rpbcam.econ.ag.gov/srehttp)
Received on Wednesday, 11 March 1998 10:07:56 GMT

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