Re: #184: HTTP/0.9

Agree ... surely time to remove HTTP/0.9 from the specification. If we 
could get away with it, I'd require 0.9 requests be rejected as not 

A historical note and reference to an older RFC might be appropriate as it 
might help a newbie understand some part of server code they have 
inherited, etc.

Dave Morris

On Tue, 11 Aug 2009, Mark Nottingham wrote:

> <>
>> p1 appendix B:
>> It is worth noting that, at the time of composing this specification 
>> (1996), we would expect commercial HTTP/1.1 servers to:
>> 	 recognize the format of the Request-Line for HTTP/0.9, 1.0, and 1.1 
>> requests;
>> 	 understand any valid request in the format of HTTP/0.9, 1.0, or 
>> 1.1;
>> 	 respond appropriately with a message in the same major version used 
>> by the client.
> This was discussed in Stockholm, and the feeling in the room was that we 
> should remove HTTP/0.9 from this text. Although it wasn't specifically 
> discussed, we'll also change the date.
> Any further comments?
> --
> Mark Nottingham

Received on Monday, 10 August 2009 19:39:43 UTC