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Re: draft-holtman-http-safe-00.txt

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@liege.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 12:10:34 -0700
To: Daniel DuBois <dan@spyglass.com>
Cc: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Message-Id: <9610101210.aa17708@paris.ics.uci.edu>
X-Mailing-List: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com> archive/latest/1755
> Aren't proxies disallowed from forwarding methods they don't understand?

Nope, that restriction was eliminated by defining the message body
syntax independent of the method name (i.e., a message has a body
if it includes Content-Length or Transfer-Encoding, with the only
exceptions being HEAD responses and 304).

There will still exist problems forwarding new methods through
restrictive firewalls, but then that's the nature of a firewall.

Received on Thursday, 10 October 1996 12:31:16 UTC

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