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From "Jacob Coby" <jc...@listingbook.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Slightly OT, HTTP 1.0/1.1 Who decides?
Date Fri, 28 Feb 2003 18:04:31 GMT
> Question:  Who decides which version of HTTP to use?  The browser or
> the server?

The browser, though I think the server can say that it doesn't know how to
handle a protocol.

You can actually issue these queries by running 'telnet www.example.com 80'
and typing:

(http 1.0)
GET / HTTP/1.0
Host: www.example.com
[enter enter]

And for 1.1
GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: www.example.com
[enter enter]

Not a lot of difference huh?  the Host: is optional for 1.0, but required
for 1.1.

-Jacob


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