Re: uh oh -- halp! (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Thu, 9 Sep 93 00:15:07 -0500
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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To: Matt Heffron <>
Subject: Re: uh oh -- halp! 
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Matt Heffron writes:
> >>  I have an option.  Don't mess with the CR LF stuff, just add a way
> >>  to indentify the protocol.  If HTTP servers identified themselves at
> >>  startup by saying "welcome: HTTP/1.0", or something like that, then we
> >>  would know exactly what to send and expect.  This would solve alot
> >>  of current problems and some BIG future problems as well.
> >>  
> >>  :lou
> >
> >But won't this require 2 round trips for every document.  First ask
> >the server its HTTP version, then send the request.  Massive slowdown
> >it seems to me.
> >
> >	Eric
> Worse than that, clients that CAN take HTTP/1.0 will wait for a
> REAL LONG TIME for HTTP0 servers to identify themselves.  ;-)

The proposed solution (most nested paragraph above) is indeed not
tenable; the mutual client/server identification that's a part of
HTTP/1.0 and (ya gotta hope) later revisions of HTTP covers this
aspect of the situation anyway, while only requiring one round trip.