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From Dean Gaudet <>
Subject Re: [Fwd: HTTP 1.1 header in Apache 1.2]
Date Fri, 27 Dec 1996 09:02:40 GMT
Netscape 3.0 on irix works fine, as does 3.0 on Win NT.  I'd test linux,
but I can't get java to work on my machine for some reason. 


On Thu, 26 Dec 1996, Alexei Kosut wrote:

> On Thu, 26 Dec 1996, Rob Hartill wrote:
> > I switched within a day of you making the code change(s) for 1.1.
> > I've had a couple of reports from users of exotic (aka hardly used)
> > browsers (feedback reached the developers and they fixed it) and a
> > couple of robots barfed on it (they saw robots.txt with HTTP/1.1 attached
> > and chose to ignore the rest of the file).
> Okay... that's good.
> BTW, I've made up a test for Java implementations. Accessing the
> following URL:
> will link you to two pages that run an applet that contact (via HTTP)
> the server and ask for a file, then display it. One page tells the
> applet to get it from the server that's HTTP/1.1, the other from a
> HTTP/1.0 server (actually, the same server, but from an nph script
> that pretends to be HTTP/1.0). If the Java HTTP implementation is
> "broken", the HTTP/1.0 version will just return the file, but the
> HTTP/1.1 one will also give you the headers. 
> The Mac JDK 1.0.2's AppletViewer is broken in this manner, but not
> Netscape 3.01 (for the Mac). It seems (at least in this version) that
> Netscape uses its own HTTP tools when an applet asks for it, not
> Sun's. Which in this case, is good (it also means that the Java applet
> can take advantage of Netscape's HTTP features - keepalive, for
> example, or the Accept-Langauge setting).
> It'd be nice if we could get some other data points from other
> Java-enabled browsers and Java development kits. If all the browsers
> work, and it's just the various JDKs that are broken, I am perfectly
> comformtable telling the developers to upgrade. OTOH, if it turns out
> that MSIE 3.0 (it has Java, right?) doesn't work, we should start
> think about thisis some more.
> Thanks.
> P.S. My Java skills are not exactly great. This applet seems to work,
> but I wouldn't push it. If anyone wants the source, (I have no idea
> why they would) it's at
> -- 
> ________________________________________________________________________
> Alexei Kosut <>      The Apache HTTP Server
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