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From Ryan Lubke <Ryan.Lu...@Sun.COM>
Subject Re: [Fwd: [HttpClient][PATCH] Correction to addHostRequestHeader +minor formatting cleanups]
Date Thu, 11 Jul 2002 16:28:46 GMT
Ok, so we have an agreement on the IP address issue, however, what are
your thoughts on sending the Host header with HTTP/1.0 request (see
other posts in this thread).

-rl

On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 09:42, dion@multitask.com.au wrote:
> That works for me
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> Ryan Lubke <Ryan.Lubke@Sun.COM> wrote on 07/12/2002 01:00:12 AM:
> 
> > On Thu, 2002-07-11 at 08:51, dion@multitask.com.au wrote:
> > > I don't see how an IP address can't be considered an internet 
> hostname. 
> > > What if I send a GET / HTTP/1.1 to http://192.168.0.1?
> > > 
> > > If the hostname isn't part of the uri and it isn't the IP address, it 
> > > should be left blank and the GET / would fail, right?
> > 
> > Maybe I missed something here, but if the Request-URI is absolute, then
> > the Host header, no matter what the value should be ignored.
> > 
> > So in the case of 'GET / HTTP/1.1', if the target is identified by a
> > hostname resolvable by DNS, then the Host request-header will use that
> > hostname.
> > 
> > In the same case of 'GET / HTTP/1.1', if the target is identified by a 
> > an IP address, the Host request-header isn't really need (virtual host
> > routing by name is not an issue here), the the Host header will be sent,
> > but with an empty value.
> > 
> > 
> > > --
> > > dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting
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> > > 
> > > 
> > > Ryan Lubke <Ryan.Lubke@Sun.COM> wrote on 07/11/2002 10:57:10 PM:
> > > 
> > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > So you are saying that because an ipaddress is not an internet

> host
> > > > > > name, the header field must be present but with an empty value.

> > > Seems
> > > > > > like a reasonable intreptation.  Can anyone confirm that?
> > > > > I dunno....an IP address sounds like a host name to me in the 
> absence 
> > > of 
> > > > > anything else...
> > > > > 
> > > > But should an IP address be considered the same as an internet host
> > > > name?  I don't think they should be considered equivalent.
> > > > 
> > > > Anyone else have input on this?
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
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