Re: Is HTTP/1.0 still relevant?

Eric J Bowman <mellowmutt@zoho.com> Fri, 04 September 2020 08:12 UTC

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Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2020 01:09:02 -0700
From: Eric J Bowman <mellowmutt@zoho.com>
To: "Sergey Ponomarev" <stokito@gmail.com>
Cc: "Daniel Stenberg" <daniel@haxx.se>, "Stefan Eissing" <stefan.eissing@greenbytes.de>, "Willy Tarreau" <w@1wt.eu>, "Ietf Http Wg" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
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---- On Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:40:26 -0700 Sergey Ponomarev <mailto:stokito@gmail.com> wrote ---- 

>

> JFYI: current version BysyBox httpd web server for embedded devices uses HTTP/1.0.

> If you are using Ubuntu you can run it locally `busybox httpd -h /var/www -p 8080`.

>



My dev environment is actually Bodhi Linux, I put my httpd controller at /var/www/

:8080 though, lol... But, thanks, I'm not familiar with that httpd, so of course I'll

give it a look.



>

> If you are just implementing a web server then you can only implement HTTP/1.1.

> It was released in 1999 and all clients support it. Even if a client receives a

> header that it doesn't know it will ignore it.

>



I don't understand "only". I get the gist of how this all works, I have been a Web

developer since we called it Mosaic. Will the HTTP police bust me if I implement

HTTP/0.9 or HTTP/2? ;)



-Eric