Re: Server response version number

On Sun, 20 Oct 1996, Larry Masinter wrote:

> Ahe server should always return its http version.  I'm concerned there
> may be some yet-unidentified parts of the current HTTP/1.1
> specification that are inconsistent with that approach, but we should
> fix those, since the alternative just doesn't make sense.

I don't think this makes sense .... my implemented conclusion has been:

1.  The protocol level returned in the response should declare the level 
    of the response.
2.  The response protocol level from a server should never be higher
    than the request's protocol.
3.  The client must interpret the response based on the response protocol
    level, not the request protocol level.

I believe there is potential breakage otherwise.

Dave Morris

Received on Monday, 21 October 1996 00:16:35 UTC