Re: Sprynet and Compuserve servers


The sprynet site uses a server which does not tolerate the HTTP/1.1
protocol version:

telnet 80
Connected to
Escape character is '^]'.
GET / HTTP/1.1                      <--- as soon as I typed return, the
                                         the server answered
HTTP/1.0 400 Bad Request
Server: Spry-SafetyWEB-Server-NT/1.2
Content-Type: text/html
Content-Encoding: 8bit

What usually happens when contacting an HTTP/1.0 server is that the
client sends a message, and then waits for a specific HTTP/1.1 response
header (100 Continue, I think). If there's a timeout, the client knows
it's talking to an HTTP/1.0 server. 

The Sprynet server does not give the client a chance.

Hope this helps.


On Tue, Jul 22, 1997 at 10:07:51AM -0400, James E. LaBarre wrote:
> I noticed, while briefly trying out MS Internet Explorer 4, that their browser has a problem accessing Sprynet and Compuserve sites.  It appears that those servers don't know what to do with HTTP 1.1 requests, and all that comes back is an error that the server didn't know what to do with the request.
> A good example is my own pages (or rather my SF club) at  Everyone who has tried this with MSIE4 has a problem, but all other browsers work.  Could someone try it with Amaya, as that *also* is using HTTP 1.1?

Received on Tuesday, 22 July 1997 16:31:04 UTC