[Python-Dev] Remove HTTP 0.9 support

Glenn Linderman v+python at g.nevcal.com
Wed Dec 15 23:20:54 CET 2010

On 12/15/2010 1:25 PM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:
> On Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:58:51 -0800
> Glenn Linderman<v+python at g.nevcal.com>  wrote:
>> 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"
> What do you mean by "address"? The patch changes this to 1.0.
> And, as the comment says, this only affects what happens when the
> client sends a syntactically invalid request line, so whether the server
> does a 0.9-style or 1.0-style response is unimportant.

Just what you did... justify the unimportance of not changing it :)  
Since now it is different than "most web servers".
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