Re: #179: Relax Via MUST

I'm fine closing this with no action; IIRC the previous discussion was  
leaning towards removing the requirement.



On 17/07/2009, at 9:53 AM, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:

> mån 2009-07-13 klockan 15:59 +1000 skrev Mark Nottingham:
>> Catching up on a very old discussion:
>> Currently, intermediaries MUST add the Via header;
>> The Via general-header field MUST be used by gateways and proxies to
>> indicate the intermediate protocols and recipients between the user
>> agent and the server on requests, and between the origin server and
>> the client on responses.
>> This doesn't reflect current practice.
> But I don't see much need for action. Via is slowly gaining  
> acceptance.
>> When making this decision, it's worth noting that some HTTP  
>> mechanisms
>> operate differently when a message sender knows that the entire path
>> is HTTP/1.1, and the primary way of discovering this is the Via  
>> header.
> Correct.
> Regards
> Henrik

Mark Nottingham

Received on Friday, 17 July 2009 00:14:43 UTC