Re: HTTP response version, again

David W. Morris wrote:
> On Sat, 21 Dec 1996 wrote:
> > My browser keeps a list of sites recently visited and their HTTP version
> > precisely so it can avoid confusing them.
> What will it do in the future when an HTTP/1.2 site declares itself?

Treat it as a 1.1 server and send it 1.1 requests, since the major
version matches (it is 1) and the minor version is >= 1.  Obviously, if
a process starts to define HTTP/1.2 I'll look at adding an
implementation of it.

> Until this discussion started, my interpretation was that n HTTP/1.0
> request should always receive HTTP/1.0 in the status line.

I don't agree - but I don't have the documents here to back myself up.

Stewart Brodie, Electronics & Computer Science, Southampton University.

Received on Sunday, 22 December 1996 04:13:27 UTC