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From "Mayne, Peter" <>
Subject RE: How to use HTTP1.0 by default
Date Sun, 29 Jun 2003 23:40:48 GMT
Er, isn't that what I said in my first two sentences? Rereading what I
wrote, it could have been phrased a little clearer, I suppose.

Peter Mayne
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shapira, Yoav [] 
> Sent: Friday, 27 June 2003 10:20 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: RE: How to use HTTP1.0 by default
> Howdy,
> >If an HTTP/1.1 server receives an HTTP/1.0 request, it should respond
> with >HTTP/1.0. The response will say "HTTP/1.1" because that 
> indicates
> the >version that the server is capable of providing, not the version
> that it is >using for the response.
> >RFC 2145 says "An HTTP server MAY send a lower response 
> version, if it
> is >known or suspected that the client incorrectly implements the HTTP
> >specification, but this should not be the default, and this 
> be >done if the request version is HTTP/1.1 or greater." You can
> probably draw >your own conclusions as to what Tomcat probably does.
> >Therefore, if you want Tomcat to respond using HTTP/1.0, send it an
> >HTTP/1.0 request. 
> It's nice to see a researched response.  However, I disagree with it.
> RFC 2145 is less relevant here than RFC 2616.  RFC 2616 requires that
> HTTP servers always begin their responses with the highest 
> HTTP version
> that they claim to support. Therefore, this Connector will 
> always return
> HTTP/1.1 at the beginning of its responses.
> Either way, the original poster is down a path that will 
> require him/her
> to:
> - Use old/deprecated connectors
> - Customize a connector
> - Use an older HTTP/1.0 server.
> Yoav Shapira
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