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From Roland Weber <ROLWE...@de.ibm.com>
Subject Re: Tunneling non-HTTP through a web proxy with HttpClient
Date Fri, 26 Mar 2004 12:10:48 GMT
Hi Mike & Mike

Michael Becke wrote:

> Given that HttpClient is in the business of communicating using HTTP, 
> it is not terribly well suited for other purposes.

Since CONNECT is also an HTTP method, it is not totally
out of scope for the HttpClient. From RFC 2616, section 9.9:

> This specification reserves the method name CONNECT
> for use with a proxy that can dynamically switch to being
> a tunnel (e.g. SSL tunneling [44]).

Maybe we can consider official support for CONNECT
as a feature for the big 4.0 API overhaul.

cheers,
  Roland


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