[Python-Dev] Remove HTTP 0.9 support
solipsis at pitrou.net
Wed Dec 15 23:29:27 CET 2010
On Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:20:54 -0800
Glenn Linderman <v+python at g.nevcal.com> wrote:
> 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".
Well, I think the "most web servers" comment itself is outdated.
Try e.g. www.mozilla.org or www.google.com or www.msn.com.
(but www.python.org or www.apache.org still have the legacy behaviour)
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