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Re: Call for Closure - HTTP response version

From: William F. Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 1997 10:55:51 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199701141555.KAA17043@phoebe.math.albany.edu>
To: www-talk@www10.w3.org
If we are following written rules, it seems obvious to me that Section
3.1 of RFC 1945 (HTTP 1.0) [quoted below] must govern the meaning
of the first line.

I think that is what Roy said.

The 1.1 draft that I have seen could be clearer on this.

                                   -- Bill

Short excerpt from RFC 1945 follows
Network Working Group                                     T. Berners-Lee
Request for Comments: 1945                                       MIT/LCS
Category: Informational                                      R. Fielding
                                                               UC Irvine
                                                              H. Frystyk
                                                                May 1996

                Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0

  . . .


3.1  HTTP Version

   HTTP uses a "<major>.<minor>" numbering scheme to indicate versions
   of the protocol. The protocol versioning policy is intended to allow
   the sender to indicate the format of a message and its capacity for
   understanding further HTTP communication, rather than the features
   obtained via that communication. No change is made to the version
   number for the addition of message components which do not affect
   communication behavior or which only add to extensible field values.
   The <minor> number is incremented when the changes made to the
   protocol add features which do not change the general message parsing
   algorithm, but which may add to the message semantics and imply
   additional capabilities of the sender. The <major> number is
   incremented when the format of a message within the protocol is

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