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Author xiang.zhang
Recipients xiang.zhang
Date 2016-03-17.07:42:36
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BaseHTTPRequestHandler in http.server supports HTTP/0.9. But the response for HTTP/0.9 request is implemented wrong. 

Response of HTTP/0.9 request returns message body directly without status line and headers. But if you inherit BaseHTTPRequestHandler and set the default_request_version to "HTTP/1.x", then self.request_version can never be "HTTP/0.9" since in the branch it does not set version to "HTTP/0.9" and then always sends the status line and headers back.

A trivial patch can fix this problem that set version to "HTTP/0.9" in the branch. But this will cause some failure in tests. The tests in test_httpservers use http.client.HTTPConnection to send and receive HTTP message. But since 3.4, HTTPConnection doesn't support HTTP/0.9-style simple responses. We can use it to test HTTP/0.9 connection if the server is implemented in the right way.

And since http.client.HTTPConnection has dropped the support for HTTP/0.9, is it reasonable to drop the support in http.server too?
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