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From Brian Behlendorf <>
Subject HTTP/1.1 (was Re: Paris)
Date Wed, 15 May 1996 06:04:47 GMT
On Tue, 14 May 1996, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> Oh, BTW, I may have promised that Apache would be the first to
> implement HTTP/1.1.  Exact memory eludes me at the moment. ;-)

Leaving aside Apache as a proxy server, I don't think this'll be all that 
hard to do.  From a quick perusal of the 1.1 proposal of 03/05/96, the 
types of things we need to address before we could carry the 1.1 badge:

1) chunked encoding (both for requests (POST, PUT) and responses)
2) revamped content-negotiation
3) content-ranges, 206 Partial Content, accept-range, etc.
5) OPTIONS method
6) Cache-control configurability, max-age or min-fresh
7) pipelining persistant connections? (17.2.2) also, use the new
   persistant connection model, "persist", instead of "keep-alive".
8) If-Match (18.26)?  Do we need it if entity tags are optional?

(ha, I see the spec mentions "" in 18.47, too bad that's no 
longer a reference to hyperreal :)

Heh, according to 23.4, the only thing we "need" to do is support the 
Host: header and absolute URI's in requests, which we do.  Are the above 
just "nice" things?  Roy?

A huge amount of work will be the proxy server however - there are lots 
of new conditions to test and pretty headers to send.  All necessary, but 
still quite a chore.  


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