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Re: HTTP/1.1 CONNECT request without Host header

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:13:47 -0700
Message-Id: <F3496D91-7662-4933-840D-EC801EDDB1E2@gbiv.com>
To: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
On Jun 16, 2009, at 4:47 PM, David Morris wrote:

> I would note that in a proxy request, the host header is redundant. My
> recollection was that host would only be required for direct origin  
> server requests.

It is not redundant because the Host will be passed through
by an old 1.0 proxy that did not know (at the time) about Host.

> I would have objected loudly if I had noticed this as a requirement  
> when the host header was introduced.
> I don't have time to play RFC lawyer, but if this is the actual  
> requirement, we should consider relaxing it for HTTPbis's output.

The requirement was imposed by the IESG via the apps area AD
at that time.

Received on Wednesday, 17 June 2009 00:14:18 UTC

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