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From: Joris Dobbelsteen <joris.dobbelsteen@mail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 13:50:21 +0200
To: "WWW WG (E-mail)" <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <000201c03f42$ec4f8640$01ff1fac@Thuis.local>
Something I was wondering about, does HTTP/1.1 allow this:

You send to a HTTP/1.1 proxy/gateway:

GET http://www.you.com/ HTTP/1.1
host: gateway.me.com

were the intension is to get www.you.com through gateway.me.com

gateway.me.com can be e.g. a caching proxy server or gateway...

Is this actually possible HTTP/1.1-compliant???
(however I don't expect proxies to support this)

- Joris
Received on Thursday, 26 October 2000 12:52:40 UTC

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