RE: Host header and URL

> From: Joris Dobbelsteen

> Something I was wondering about, does HTTP/1.1 allow this:
> You send to a HTTP/1.1 proxy/gateway:
> GET HTTP/1.1
> host:
> were the intension is to get through
> can be e.g. a caching proxy server or gateway...
> Is this actually possible HTTP/1.1-compliant???

No - the Host header value designates the origin server, not a
gateway; if you send a full URL in the request line, then the two
hosts should match.

Scott Lawrence         Architect             <>

Received on Thursday, 26 October 2000 06:18:51 UTC