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From d...@multitask.com.au
Subject Re: [Fwd: [HttpClient][PATCH] Correction to addHostRequestHeader +minor formatting cleanups]
Date Thu, 11 Jul 2002 14:42:38 GMT
That works for me
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dIon Gillard, Multitask Consulting
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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
> > Work:      http://www.multitask.com.au
> > Developers: http://adslgateway.multitask.com.au/developers
> > 
> > 
> > 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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