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Decision about Host?

From: Beth Frank <efrank@ncsa.uiuc.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 11:21:31 -0500 (CDT)
Message-Id: <9510051621.AA13013@void.ncsa.uiuc.edu>
To: http WG <http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
I need to give an answer to our browser implementors.
My understanding of the situation is:

1) In HTTP/1.1  HOST will be a required header field for
	http: URI's.

2) There is not portable way to easily guarantee that a
	client (on all platforms) can get a fully qualified
	domain name (fqdn) to place in HOST.

So, is it acceptable for the client to place whatever it
	finds between the // and the first / in the HOST
	field, with the understanding it may not be a
	fqdn?  If we can get a resolution on this soon,
	the addition of the HOST header will make the next
	Mosaic release.
		Elizabeth(Beth) Frank
		NCSA Server Development Team
Received on Thursday, 5 October 1995 09:25:16 UTC

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