Format of ProtocolVersion in HTTP/1.0

Simon E Spero <>
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 1994 04:22:38 +0200
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Subject: Format of ProtocolVersion in HTTP/1.0
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[Note to Tim : the postscript version of the http spec in the internet-drafts
 archive is out of date (it's passed its expiry date, and several things are
 wrong. Can you ask somebody to remove it, and post a pointer to a more 
 up to date postscript version?]

As it now stands, ProtocolVersion is defined simply as HTTP/1.0, and nothing
is there to say that in the future other versions will be in the format 
HTTP/%f. Is this what is in fact intended, and if so, much the version 
be treated as an atomic string?

If a version string is unrecognised, is a server permitted to attempt to 
treat the request as if it were HTTP/1.0, or must it ignore any request
headers and treat the request as an HTTP 0.9 query?


	I'll be posting responding to the various messages on FHTTP
	later on tonight.