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RE: Microsoft HTTP 1.1 Conformance?

From: Joris Dobbelsteen <j.p.tdobbelsteen@freeler.nl>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 17:45:59 +0200
To: <www-talk@w3.org>
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Microsoft mostly hits his own market: WINDOWS (on the x86). Now this is
Win2000 (and Win98). All software from Microsoft is available for Windows on
the x86, however for Win2000 (even as NT 4.0) also runs on the Alpha APX.
Win2000 for the Alpha allows you to run x86-applications (how strange?) So
Win2000 versions for the PPC (Mac) and MISP will have x86 emulators to run
x86-applications. The x86 with Windows is Microsofts may platform to develop
software for. The Alpha is not much different from the x86, so it's easy to
port the software (i think).

So MSIE for Mac, Unix, e.d. are all products to promote Microsofts internet
bussiness (i think). This increases the use of IE worldwide, and therefore
the sites developed for IE, with functions not supported by other browsers
(like VBScript e.d.).
But these are probably lighter versions and don't run on a Microsoft
network, so they aren't intend to be used on a microsoft network with IEAK,
NT domain and such stuff. Windows is developed for this and here it must be

What is strange is that there is not an option to use either HTTP/1.1 or
HTTP/1.0 for proxy connections. A slight bug Microsoft (or Bill Gates or
MSIE team)???

	Joris Dobbelsteen

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Hoffman [mailto:hoffmankeith@hotmail.com]
Sent: vrijdag 14 april 2000 23:25
To: John C. Mallery
Cc: http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com
Subject: Re: Microsoft HTTP 1.1 Conformance?

IE on Mac doesn't have that option.  I'm not sure why that decision was
made. I believe it does HTTP 1.1 all of the time (even through proxies).

It's not the default for the IE client because there are very few proxies
that are truly and fully HTTP 1.1 compliant.  Most are actually a mix - http
1.0.5 if you will. :)    Having HTTP 1.1 through the proxy turned off by
default helps avoid port negotiation issues on some proxies.

----- Original Message -----
From: "John C. Mallery" <jcma@ai.mit.edu>
To: "Josh Cohen" <joshco@exchange.microsoft.com>
Cc: <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 10:42 AM
Subject: RE: Microsoft HTTP 1.1 Conformance?

> At 10:49 -0700 04-13-2000, Josh Cohen wrote:
> >Our proxy server also has support for http/1.1.
> >
> I can't find anywhere to turn it on for the Mac IE 5.0 Browser.
> They seem to have lost the switch.  I know there is a switch for
> windows.
> BTW, are there reasons why http 1.1 proxying would not be the default
> for the IE client?
Received on Monday, 17 April 2000 11:53:25 UTC

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