Re: Rev81: COMMENT: 5.2 The Resource Identified by a Request

We're at that stage of review where questions like this:

> If a client has determined that a given server speaks HTTP 1.1, should
> it really be considered illegal to omit the HOST header if an absolute
> URI is included in the request?

should be ignored. What you need to say if you expect action is
stronger than a question, you'll need to say why what the spec says
SHOULDN'T be accepted.

> And what happens to a 1.0 server when it gets an absoluteURI from a
> 1.1 client in the request?  Isn't it the case that 1.0 servers (except
> for proxies) expect request URIs without the scheme, host, or port?

It should be clear from the spec that 1.1 clients won't send
absoluteURIs to 1.0 servers.

- Larry

Received on Monday, 3 June 1996 11:50:21 UTC