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From "Roy T. Fielding" <>
Subject Re: Is the HTTP-version in a request case sensitive?
Date Tue, 17 Sep 2002 00:03:13 GMT
On Monday, September 16, 2002, at 02:04  AM, Greg Stein wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 14, 2002 at 03:06:53PM -0400, Jim Jagielski wrote:
>> There are a number of bug reports for 1.3. and 2.0 regarding how
>> we assume that the HTTP version part of a request is case sensitive
>> (ie, it must be something like "GET / HTTP/1.1" and not
>> "GET / http/1.1") but is that correct?
>> I'd like to either close these or correct these...
> I believe that Roy has said the *intent* was that they be case-sensitive,
> but the spec missed that point. I have no idea how I could find that
> discussion, though. The terms would find *way* too many hits... :-)

Yes, but I don't think anyone ever listed it as errata.  Are there actual
client implementations that send it, or are these bug reports being sent
in by the terminally anal?

We can change it to case-insensitive matching on our end just on the
basis of the robustness principle.


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