Re: [hybi] WebSocket Version Numbers

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Wed, 22 June 2011 06:06 UTC

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Subject: Re: [hybi] WebSocket Version Numbers
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On 2011-06-22 03:21, Ian Fette (イアンフェッティ) wrote:
> Is there any real reason for using major and minor version numbers? Has
> any protocol actually been able to use minor version numbers for
> anything useful (e.g. both sides understand the major version but only
> one side understands the minor version and it's still useful? 1.1 was a
> minor version upgrade to HTTP and yet for all practical purposes it may
> as well have been 2.0.)

Hmm, no. HTTP reserves major version number changes to changes that 
affect the message format. HTTP/1.1 consumers are not expected to parse 
HTTP/2.0 messages.

Best regards, Julian