[spec] nitpicking

Omar Polo op at omarpolo.com
Wed Jan 20 17:48:01 GMT 2021


John Cowan <cowan at ccil.org> writes:

> On Wed, Jan 20, 2021 at 11:36 AM Omar Polo <op at omarpolo.com> wrote:
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>> If I'm understanding correctly, the "instead of only a path or selector"
>> is redundant, since relative URLs aren't allowed.
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> I think it is meant to emphasize that this is how Gemini does virtual
> hosting (and also proxying), rather than a combination of a relative
> reference in the GET line and a Host: header, as HTTP/1.1 does.  So this
> sentence is informative rather than normative.

Your interpretation seems right.  I initially read it from the
prospective of someone who knew relative URLs were allowed, not as
someone approaching a new protocol.

Thanks,

Omar Polo

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