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Re: HTTP response version, again

From: Gregory J. Woodhouse <gjw@wnetc.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 1996 09:29:11 -0800 (PST)
To: Bob Jernigan <jern@spaceaix.jhuapl.edu>
Cc: abigail@ny.fnx.com, swingard@spyglass.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
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On Mon, 30 Dec 1996, Bob Jernigan wrote:

> It's not the response that being labeled by the HTTP/1.1 header, it's
> the server's capability.  There would be no reason to send an HTTP
> header if it only had to match the client's request.
> bob

A lot of people have said this, but I don't see where it is spelled out.
This particular interpretation of the version number in the response is
very counter-intuitive and so I think calls for some discussion in the
document. Yes, I realize that versions with the same major version number
are supposexd to be backwardly compatible, but this is an entirely
different issue.

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If you're going to reinvent the wheel, at least try to come
to come up with a better one.
Received on Monday, 30 December 1996 09:37:28 UTC

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