IP assignment for virtual webhosting
Miquel van Smoorenburg
Wed Nov 17 15:49:37 CET 1999
[apologies for the large Cc: list, not sure what to take out] According to Sam Bradford: > Although the amount of clients connecting with 1.0 may be very little in > most cases, it does still happen. > We have customers specifically state that > they do not want to set up http 1.1 because at the end of the day, some > people will not be able to view their (and/or their clients') web sites, > which is fair enough. If they want to ensure that every person possible can > access their site, I believe they should have that right. There is one thing people are forgetting to mention. This isn't about HTTP/1.1. It is about the Host: header, which is indeed in the HTTP/1.1 standard but is _also_ an allowed extension to HTTP/1.0. In fact, all HTTP/1.0 compliant browsers less than say four or five years old send this Host: header even in HTTP/1.0 requests. Netscape 1.x and up do, MSIE 3.x and up do. Is there anyone still using Netscape 0.x or MSIE 2.x ? If so, chances are that they can't view 95% of all sites anyway because of HTML shortcomings .. Mike. -- First things first, but not necessarily in that order.
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