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From c...@decus.org (Rodent of Unusual Size)
Subject Re: [PATCH] PR#39 (no "Vary: Host" in response)
Date Fri, 28 Feb 1997 20:22:02 GMT
>From the fingers of Dean Gaudet flowed the following:
>
>Didn't we decide this was a deficiency in HTTP/1.1?  That it would require
>"Vary: Host" on all HTTP/1.1 requests and so we shouldn't bother...

    Perhaps it's considered a deficiency, but we can't really claim
    compliance with HTTP/1.1 if we're going to pick and choose the parts
    we like.  If it says `MUST' we don't have much option..

    In addition, as I read it we *don't* have to include "Vary: Host" on
    all responses - only those that used the "Host:" header to narrow
    the field as it were.  In other words, requests that fall through to
    the default server configuration (the only one, for people not using
    VirtualHost) don't need "Vary: Host" because the "Host:" header
    wasn't used.  That's what I implemented in the patch.

    #ken    :-)}

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