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From Chuck Murcko <>
Subject Re: A question for the protocol gurus...
Date Wed, 30 Jan 2002 02:25:24 GMT
So as Graham said proxy should reply 501 or 505 right?


On Tuesday, January 29, 2002, at 05:47 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

>> On the proxy list there is talk of support for transparent-proxy
>> behaviour, and the question has come up "what about HTTP/0.9?". Am I
>> correct in saying it is not possible to find the destination server if
>> the protocol is v0.9 or v1.0, and there is no host header, and there is
>> no complete URL in the request (ie instead of
>> just /blah)? Or is there some trick to do this?
> It is not possible to use a proxy with HTTP/0.9.  It is possible to use
> a gateway, so those requests should be interpreted as local paths.
> A transparent proxy is a gateway (that transparent-proxy term is bogus
> and should not be used by us).
> ....Roy

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