IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: Implications of introducing new scheme and port for

IPP Mail Archive: Re: IPP> Re: Implications of introducing new scheme and port for

Re: IPP> Re: Implications of introducing new scheme and port for

Jay Martin (jkm@underscore.com)
Mon, 01 Jun 1998 15:10:11 -0400

Josh,

> Using a new URL scheme will certainly break compatibility
> with existing proxies. Proxy server's encountering a new
> scheme will fail unless they are modified to understand it.
>
> As I've stated before, I think the best way to differentiate
> the service and remain compatible with existing proxy servers
> is to use a new method on the request line.

How would a typical proxy server deal with a new method?
(Please forgive my ignorance here.) Or do proxies
handle data entirely by port number such that the proxied
request is opaque?

...jay

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