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Re: HTTP response version, again

From: Daniel DuBois <dan@spyglass.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 1996 15:10:17 -0800
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>I agree with Dave that Case 1 is preferable.  AOL's proxies apparently
>started giving users errors this week when a new version of Apache was
>released, which responded to 1.0 requests with 1.1 responses (Case 2).  
>While this instance will likely be fixed next week, it does indicate how an
>HTTP/1.0 client can be confused by an HTTP/1.1 response.

Well, I agree with Ted.  Do #2 and fix the broken clients/proxies.

The logic case #1 follows doesn't seem any different to me than saying
clients should send 1.0 by default when we find a server that gets confused
by something other than 1.0.

And the capabilities of the server to support 1.1 should be important to
others along the request chain, not just the 1.0 client on the end.

Daniel DuBois, Traveling Coderman        www.spyglass.com/~ddubois
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