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Ticket #179 (closed design: fixed)

Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Relax Via MUST

Reported by: mnot@pobox.com Owned by:
Priority: urgent Milestone: unassigned
Component: p1-messaging Severity: Active WG Document
Keywords: Cc:
Origin: http://www.w3.org/mid/Pine.LNX.4.33.0711131642530.18110-100000@egate.xpasc.com

Description

Currently, intermediaries MUST add the Via header;

The Via general-header field MUST be used by gateways and proxies to indicate the intermediate protocols and recipients between the user agent and the server on requests, and between the origin server and the client on responses.

This doesn't reflect current practice.

When making this decision, it's worth noting that some HTTP mechanisms operate differently when a message sender knows that the entire path is HTTP/1.1, and the primary way of discovering this is the Via header.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mnot@pobox.com

  • Priority set to urgent
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

As discussed, Via MUST is necessary for correct protocol operation, as already explained in text. Closing with no action.

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