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From r...@imdb.com (Rob Hartill)
Subject Re: HTTP/1.1 header problem (fwd)
Date Sat, 21 Dec 1996 02:35:17 GMT


>The 1.0 spec doesn't allow the server to respond with a 1.1 response:
>
>http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/Protocols/HTTP/1.0/spec.html
><<
>HTTP/1.0 servers must:

Apache 1.2  is a HTTP/1.1 server not a HTTP/1.0 server.

>...
>     respond appropriately with a message in the same protocol version used by
>the client.

Apache is sending back a message that is in HTTP/1.0.

1.0 clients are supposed to ingore any headers they don't recognise which
might be HTTP/1.1 specific.

That statement doesn't say it must respond with the same protocol number
or identification, just that the *message* must be in the same protocol
version which it is. The definition of a message does not restrict the
version number to 1.0 or lower.



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