[Python-Dev] Remove HTTP 0.9 support

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Wed Dec 15 21:58:51 CET 2010

On 12/15/2010 10:39 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to remove HTTP 0.9 support from http.client and
> http.server. I've opened an issue at http://bugs.python.org/issue10711
> for that. Would anyone think it's a bad idea?
> (HTTP 1.0 was devised in 1996)

Please address the following comment from the server.py source:

     # The default request version.  This only affects responses up until
     # the point where the request line is parsed, so it mainly decides what
     # the client gets back when sending a malformed request line.
     # Most web servers default to HTTP 0.9, i.e. don't send a status line.
     default_request_version = "HTTP/0.9"

I realize this is a somewhat obscure point, and in general, if your 
interest in http.client and http.server implies that some of the many 
outstanding bug reports for that code will get resolved, I have no 
concern for dropping support for HTTP 0.9 protocol, other than the above.

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