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Ticket #394 (closed editorial: wontfix)

Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 2 years ago

when can authority be empty or undefined?

Reported by: julian.reschke@gmx.de Owned by: draft-ietf-httpbis-p1-messaging@tools.ietf.org
Priority: normal Milestone: 22
Component: p1-messaging Severity: In WG Last Call
Keywords: Cc:
Origin: http://www.w3.org/mid/508FB6BE.1070401@gmail.com

Description

5.4. Host

If the authority component is missing or undefined for the target URI, then the Host header field MUST be sent with an empty field-value.

5.1 defines "target URI" as being an absolute URI, and http URIs always have an authority component, so this requirement seems meaningless.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by fielding@gbiv.com

target URIs are not limited to http and https. Consider proxies for ftp, gopher, wais, urn, etc.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by fielding@gbiv.com

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix
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