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Re: non-HTTP URIs in HTTP requests

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 13:11:06 -0800
Cc: "uri@w3.org" <uri@w3.org>
Message-Id: <C2027683-2C68-4A8A-A2DD-82148741BF19@gbiv.com>
To: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
On Jan 6, 2010, at 10:30 AM, Erik Wilde wrote:

> i have a technical question about HTTP and URIs. my use case is that i am considering to use HTTP for the resolution of non-HTTP URIs, so that for example (this is my use case) a geo:37.0625,-95.677068 URI could be "resolved" via HTTP. regardless of the actual process (what "resolution" returns in the response), i am currently just trying to find out whether it would be legal to send a HTTP request like this:
> 
> GET geo:37.0625,-95.677068 HTTP/1.1

Yes, that is a normal proxy request, assuming the proxy has been
configured to resolve geo addresses.  What would the response be?

Host is only required when the URI contains an authority component.

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 6 January 2010 21:11:35 UTC

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