Re: Decision about Host?

Paul Hoffman writes in <v0213050aac9b000c2497@[]>:
>I agree here. We got into the state of needing "HOST" because early HTTP
>assumed one one host per machine, which turned out not to be the case. I
>think it is short-sighted to not include (or at least allow and encourage)
>HOST to include all the know information about the target connection,
>namely the host name and the intended port. Of course, any HOST without a
>port number should be assumed to default to 80.
I agree.  We already know the protocol (http) and the "absolute relative :)" 
(/...) or relative URL; what we are missing is the hostname and port.
Mark Fisher                            Thomson Consumer Electronics                   Indianapolis, IN

Received on Friday, 6 October 1995 11:49:45 UTC