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Re: Host header issue

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 14:29:45 -0400
Message-ID: <37D55999.678F0E0@ecal.com>
To: http-wg@hplb.hpl.hp.com
"Josh Cohen (Exchange)" wrote:

> If an absoluteURI is supplied to an origin server by the client,
> then that client is obviously a 1.1 client. (excluding the pathological
> case where a 1.0 client mistakes an origin for a proxy)

This isn't necessarily pathological.  My home network includes a proxy; it runs
Apache with mod_proxy, and that same Apache also serves up its own content.  It
has two CNAMEs, "proxy" and "www"; my browser is configured to use "proxy" as
its proxy.  So, if I send my browser to http://www/foo.html, then Apache gets a
request whose request-URI is http://www/foo.html.  It knows that www is itself,
so it delivers its own content.

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Received on Tuesday, 7 September 1999 20:08:04 UTC

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