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From Bill Stoddard <>
Subject Re: TCK Issue with Tomcat 5.5.12
Date Thu, 22 Dec 2005 20:35:38 GMT
Remy Maucherat wrote:
> Bill Stoddard wrote:
>> Nope, that's incorrect.
>>  From RFC2616, the official HTTP standard definition:
>>    The presence of a message-body in a request is signaled by the
>>    inclusion of a Content-Length or Transfer-Encoding header field in
>>    the request's message-headers.
>> A bodyless POST request w/o a TE or CL header field is permitted by 
>> RFC2616. Of course, if the POST really does have a body, then bad 
>> things are guaranteed to happen.
> It's a HTTP/1.0 request. Is that still true ?

Yes, HTTP/1.1 servers can handle HTTP/1.0 requests.  Here's an experiment to try.
telnet 80
then type in:
POST /foo/bar HTTP/1.0

watch what happens. Apache httpd handles the request properly.


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