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Re: HTTP response version, again

From: Dave Kristol <dmk@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 96 18:15:31 EST
Message-Id: <9612202315.AA13419@zp>
To: masinter@parc.xerox.com
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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Larry Masinter <masinter@parc.xerox.com> wrote:
  > Dave, what about:
  > # The protocol version in the response MAY be either HTTP/1.1 or
  > # HTTP/1.0. The headers in the response MUST be consistent with BOTH the
  > # protocol version of the response AND the protocol version in the
  > # request.
  > I don't know why we have to nail this down. "We MAY not always have to
  > MUST if we can MAY."

I think it's important to be precise about what the version number
means.  Given that there are two views, I would say the spec. is

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